NASA's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity rover are the next steps in a long-term plan to travel farther and faster into space. Check out this visual tour of the future spacecrafts and tools that will get them there.
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A 30-foot mast separates NuSTAR's optics modules (right) from detectors in the focal plane (left). The spacecraft and solar panels are with the focal plane. In this rendering, the background is the Galactic center of the Milky Way. NuSTAR will study black holes, supernovas, cosmic rays, and more. Credit: NASA JPL