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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Curiosity Rover Surveys Wind-Rippled Sandy 'Sea' on Mars (Photo)
Curiosity at 'Pahrump Hills' on Mars
October 14th, 2014
At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking NASA's Mars rover Curiosity had stumbled across a wind-rippled lake or sea at the base of Mount Sharp.
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Comet Siding Spring at Mars: How a Rare Celestial Event Was Discovered
Hubble Space Telescope Views Comet Siding Spring.
October 18th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring — unknown and undiscovered until 2013 — will zoom past the Red Planet Sunday afternoon (Oct. 19) in an encounter that could help scientists better understand how the solar system came to be.
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'Mars Up Close' (US 2014): Curiosity Rover Book Excerpt
The cover of Marc Kaufman's "Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission" (National Geographic, 2014).
October 10th, 2014
An excerpt from Marc Kaufman's 'Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission,' which was published in August 2014 by National Geographic.
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Mars Rover Curiosity Drills 1st Hole into Huge Martian Mountain
Curiosity Drills Into Mount Sharp
September 26th, 2014
On Wednesday (Sept. 24), the 1-ton Curiosity rover drilled 2.6 inches (6.7 centimeters) into an outcrop at the base of the towering Mount Sharp, which rises 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) into the Martian sky.
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Mars Rover Curiosity 'Up Close': Q&A With Author Marc Kaufman
'Mars Up Close' Book Cover
October 15th, 2014
An excerpt from Marc Kaufman's "Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission," which was published in August 2014 by National Geographic.
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NASA Mars Rover Laser Tech Adapted to Hunt Gas Leaks on Earth
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity
October 8th, 2014
A California energy company is using laser technology originally developed to search for methane on Mars to pinpoint natural gas leaks here on Earth.
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