Latest News About Mars Science Laboratory, NASA's Newest Mars Rover

The Mars rover Curiosity, also known as the Science Laboratory, will launch in late 2011 and land on the Red Planet in August 2012.
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Rough Road Ahead: Rocky Mars Terrain Challenges Curiosity Rover
Wheel Damage on Mars Rover
July 25th, 2014
Curiosity has just crossed out of its landing ellipse, the 12- by 4-mile(19 by 7 kilometers) zone targeted for its August 2012 touchdown and is now moving toward an increasingly challenging landscape called the Zabriskie Plateau.
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Huge Meteorite on Mars Discovered by NASA's Curiosity Rover
Iron Meteorite on Mars Found by Curiosity
July 15th, 2014
Talk about a speed bump. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has discovered its first meteorite on the Red Planet, and it's no puny space rock. See the Martian meteorite photos here.
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How Wheel Damage Affects Mars Rover Curiosity's Mission
Wheel Damage on Mars Rover
July 9th, 2014
If there were mechanics on Mars, NASA may have taken the Curiosity rover into the shop by now. The 1-ton robot has accumulated quite a bit of wheel damage since touching down inside Gale Crater in August 2012.
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Zap! Laser Sparks Fly on Mars in Curiosity Rover Video
Laser Flash on Martian Rock
July 17th, 2014
On July 12, for the first time ever, Curiosity photographed sparks flying from a rock blasted by the 1-ton robot's laser-sampling instrument, known as ChemCam. You can watch a video of the laser flashes here.
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Happy Anniversary! Curiosity Rover Marks 1 (Martian) Year
Mars Rover Curiosity Selfie
June 24th, 2014
Curiosity wraps up its 687th day on Mars today (June 24), NASA officials said, meaning the 1-ton robot has completed one lap around the sun on the Red Planet.
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Curiosity Rover on Mars Leaves Landing 'Safe Zone'
Mars Rover Curiosity at Edge of Landing Ellipse
July 12th, 2014
The 1-ton Curiosity rover has now cruised out of its landing ellipse, the area — about 4 miles wide by 12 miles long (7 by 20 kilometers) — regarded as safe ground for its August 2012 touchdown within Mars' huge Gale Crater, NASA officials said.
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