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Curiosity rover exits 'safe mode'

(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has returned to active status and is on track to resume science investigations, following two days in a precautionary standby status, "safe mode."

dateMar 20, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Preparatory drill test performed on Mars

(Phys.org)—The drill on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used both percussion and rotation to bore about 0.8 inch (2 centimeters) into a rock on Mars and generate cuttings for evaluation in advance of the rover's ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity's search for organics

Soon the rover Curiosity will land on Mars. By design it won't involve life-detection, but it was assembled to look for the carbon-based building blocks of Martian life and to explore the possible habitats ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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