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Rover Curiosity Takes Aim at Martian Rock

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August 20, 2012
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The rover Curiosity has for the first time used its lasers to pulverize a Martian rock the size of a fist. Before giving Curiosity the green lite to begin its first exploration mission, NASA researchers conducted this test to make sure all systems were go.


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NASA (Dec. 9, 2013) — Hi I'm John Grotzinger. I'm the project scientist for Mars Science Laboratory mission and this is your Curiosity Rover Report. Curiosity's got some great new findings. We've been able to find a place on Mars where we can actually date a rock. That means we don't have to have astronauts to bring them back to Earth like we did back in the 1960's. We simply drill the rock, put it into the instrument and its able to give us the age at which time the rock formed. One of the big things that Curiosity is trying to do is explore and find organic carbon on Mars.
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This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

NASA (Aug. 2, 2013) — DC CELEBRATES CURIOSITY HQ @MarsCuriosity MSL Control Room at Mars Landing: Touchdown confirmed, were safe on Mars. (applause) Celebration, when the Curiosity Rover safely found the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012 and celebration this week on Capitol Hill as NASA and members of Congress mark the one year anniversary of the Martian landing and showcase the ways the rover is helping us get to know Mars.
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Curiosity Zaps Its First Martian Rock

Curiosity Zaps Its First Martian Rock

Newsy (Aug. 19, 2012) — The Mars Curiosity rover has zapped a Martian rock to test its laser beam.
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NASA Rover Lands on Mars

NASA Rover Lands on Mars

Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 6, 2012) — The most high-tech Mars rover ever built has landed on the red planet. NASA says it received a signal from the Curiosity rover Sunday night after a plunge through the Martian atmosphere, which was described as "seven minutes of terror".
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