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Curiosity POTD


This plugin adds a widget to display the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover photo of the day.
A good solution if you are interested in astronomy news and want to put a space picture on your website.
It provide a description with the day, also with the martian version (SOL), and the rover camera random displayed.
Very easy to configure and compatible with a lot of WordPress versions.

Widget Option

  • Title
  • NASA API key


The default NASA API key (DEMO_KEY) works fine but you can get one at:


To infinity and beyond!


  • Widget option panel
  • Curiosity Rover photo example


  1. Upload curiosity-potd directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Widget admin section and add Curiosity POTD to your sidebar
  4. Add custom NASA API key in widget options or use the DEMO_KEY default value


སྤྱི་ཟླ་གཉིས་པ། 1, 2019
Easy install and setup, appears in Available Widgets to place wherever. Widget thumbnail includes short descriptive caption like: "Sol: 2306 (31/01/2019) Front Hazard Avoidance Camera". Nice replacement for outdated NASA image of the day plugin.
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