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NASA's Curiosity rover inspects unusual bedrock

Approaching the third anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found a target unlike anything it has studied before—bedrock with surprisingly high levels of silica. Silica is a rock-forming compound ...

dateJul 24, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity Mars rover tracks sunspots

While busily investigating bedrock types on Mars' Mount Sharp and preparing for a drill test, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has also been looking up frequently to monitor sunspots on the face of the sun that is turned away ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Space Exploration
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NASA image: Curiosity's stars and stripes

This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012). The flag is ...

dateJul 03, 2015 in Space Exploration
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