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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Mars Rover Curiosity Stars in Discovery Channel Special Tonight (Exclusive Clip)
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, seen here in a self portrait, has made major discoveries on the surface of the Red Planet. The Discovery Channel will chronicle the mission in Red Planet Rover, airing Dec. 18 at 10 pm ET/PT.
December 18th, 2014
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made some amazing recent discoveries on the Red Planet. The Discovery Channel documentary 'Red Planet Rover' will chronicle those finds tonight at 10 pm ET/PT.
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Curiosity Rover Finds Life's Building Blocks on Mars
Cumberland Drill Hole
December 17th, 2014
The discovery is not evidence that life exists, or has ever existed, on Mars, researchers stressed. But it does mark the first time that organics have been confirmed inside Red Planet rocks, and it checks off a chief goal of the rover team.
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Curiosity Rover's Critics are Missing the Point (Op-Ed)
Curiosity rover selfie, mars mission
December 18th, 2014
Curiosity is leading, not "lacking."
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'Whale Rock' on Mars Shows Signs of Ancient Lake (Photo)
This view from the Mast Camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity of "Whale Rock" at the base of Mount Sharp, taken on Nov. 2, 2014, shows an example of cross-bedding that results from water passing over a loose bed of sediment.
December 11th, 2014
The image shows a geological phenomenon known as "cross-bedding" within Whale Rock, part of an outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp, a mountain that rises 3.4 miles into the sky from the center of Mars' huge Gale Crater.
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