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Curiosity's Cameras

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June 13, 2013
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Curiosity is at Point Lake on Mars and will snap pictures to send home. Find out more about the rover's 17 cameras, including why some shoot in color and others others take black-and-white images.


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Dating Younger Rocks

Dating Younger Rocks

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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Curiosity Prepares for First Test Drive

Curiosity Prepares for First Test Drive

Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 22, 2012) — NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will take its first test drive on Wednesday, looking to explore if the planet could ever have hosted microbial life. Curiosity will drive around 10 feet, then drive back to its landing site, ending up at a 90-degree angle from where it touched down inside Gale Crater.
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Rover Curiosity Takes Aim at Martian Rock

Rover Curiosity Takes Aim at Martian Rock

EFE (Aug. 20, 2012) — 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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Mars, a Hawaii Far Away?

Mars, a Hawaii Far Away?

Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 31, 2012) — NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made a striking discovery on the red planet. On Tuesday, scientists said Curiosity found soil on Mars similar to the weathered, volcanic sand of Hawaii.
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