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Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology

NASA's high-flying science lab is on a long-term mission to assess the habitability of Mars with tools that include a drill, scoop, camera, and on-board testing.
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Another advanced tool built into the Mars rover is a camera, called ChemCam, that uses a telescope to analyze chemical elements. This photo of a dollar bill was taken by ChemCam from 10 feet away. It will be especially useful for analyzing rocks and soil on Mars.

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golf25radioman
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8/10/2012 | 7:10:21 PM
re: Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
I heard it was nuclear powered. Better than the solar in the previous landers, they had many problems due to dust and the Mars seasons. Not sure of the details of the power though.
tsbabur
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tsbabur,
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8/7/2012 | 8:09:09 AM
re: Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
this is very informative to be here
Also find information about NASA latest mission at:
http://tsbabur.blogspot.com/
Old Tom See
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8/2/2012 | 6:47:56 PM
re: Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
What powers this thing?
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