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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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The two ellipses in this image represent the old and new landing areas for Curiosity. Prior to June 2012, the rover was expected to land within the larger ellipse, which, despite its size, is smaller than the target area for previous Mars missions. The smaller ellipse represents the revised target area inside the Gale Crater.

Credit: NASA

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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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