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NASA's Curiosity Rover Touches Down on Mars

mayina Posted by mayina in All About Science on Aug 3, 2012 10:24:44 AM

http://sciencenetlinks.com/media/filer_thumbnails/2012/07/25/curiosityrover_225.jpg__225x1000_q85.jpgNASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity is due to reach the surface of Mars on August 5 at 10:31 pm PDT. Launched on November 26, 2011, the trip from Earth to Mars takes about 36 weeks. Curiosity is a mobile lab on a mission to study the planet’s climate and geology and, ultimately, Mars's "habitability." 


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