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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Rover Curiosity Discovers 'Australia' on Mars
'Australia' on Mars
April 8th, 2014
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has begun science operations in a new area of study nicknamed “the Kimberly” after the Western Australian region.
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NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Arrives at Next Science Destination (Photos)
Curiosity's View From Arrival Point at 'The Kimberley' Waypoint
April 6th, 2014
The 1-ton Curiosity rover trundled 98 feet (30 meters) on Wednesday (April 2), topping a small hill that affords a good view of the surrounding area, which the mission team has dubbed "the Kimberley," officials said.
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NASA Spacecraft Spies Mars Rover Curiosity at 'Mount Remarkable' from Space (Photos)
Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014
April 17th, 2014
A spacecraft circling the Red Planet has spotted NASA's Mars rover Curiosity hard at work on the Martian surface.
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Weird 'UFO' Light on Mars May Just Be a Shiny Rock, NASA Says (Video)
Flash of Light Spotted on Mars Close-Up
April 8th, 2014
Though UFO enthusiasts may beg to differ, mission team members say that a bright flash of light visible in two images taken by the Curiosity rover on April 2 and April 3 almost certainly has a perfectly ordinary explanation.
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Curiosity Rover Drives Backward on Mars to Reduce Wheel Wear and Tear
Mars Rover Curiosity's First Long Backward Drive
February 21st, 2014
The maneuver was designed to test out a strategy for reducing wear on the robot's six metal wheels, which have accumulated dings and holes at an increasing rate over the last few months, NASA officials said.
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Strange 'Mars Light' Continues Streak of Red Planet Illusions
Flash of Light Spotted on Mars Close-Up
April 9th, 2014
This is not the first time that people have seen more in Curiosity's images than is actually there. In September 2012, for example, the rover photographed a landscape that appeared to contain a rodent crouching between two rocks.
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Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Aim at Next Martian Science Target
Sandstone Layers Near the Kimberley Curiosity View
March 25th, 2014
Curiosity is just 282 feet north of a site called "the Kimberley," where four different types of terrain intersect. The rover's handlers are keen to study the Kimberley rocks and may even break out Curiosity's sample-collecting drill at the site.
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