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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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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How Innovation Will Get U.S. to Mars 2020 (Op-Ed)
Mars Rover Curiosity
June 5th, 2014
NASA's next Curiosity-class rover blends old and new approaches to innovative tech.
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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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Wow! NASA Rover on Mars Sees Mercury Cross the Sun's Face (Photos, Video)
Mars Rover Curiosity Sees Mercury Cross Face of Sun
June 11th, 2014
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has photographed Mercury crossing the face of the sun, marking the first time such a planetary "transit" has ever been imaged from the surface of a planet other than Earth.
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