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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Still Going 10 Years After Landing – What It’s Learned

Curiosity set out to answer the question: Did Mars ever have the right environmental conditions to support small life forms called microbes? Early in its mission, Curiosity’s scientific tools found chemical and mineral evidence of past habitable environments on Mars. It continues to explore the rock record from a time when Mars could have been …

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The Curiosity rover turns 10 years old. This is what it's taught us about Mars : NPR

The Curiosity rover turns 10 years old. This is what it’s taught us about Mars : NPR

A self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Vera Rubin Ridge. AP hide caption toggle caption AP A self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Vera Rubin Ridge. AP Ten years ago, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab celebrated the successful landing of its fourth robot on Mars, The Curiosity rover. Now old enough to …

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10 Years Since Landing, NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Still Has Drive – NASA Mars Exploration

10 Years Since Landing, NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Still Has Drive – NASA Mars Exploration

Despite signs of wear, the intrepid spacecraft is about to start an exciting new chapter of its mission as it climbs a Martian mountain. Ten years ago today, a jetpack lowered NASA’s Curiosity rover onto the Red Planet, beginning the SUV-size explorer’s pursuit of evidence that, billions of years ago, Mars had the conditions needed …

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A visualisation of the European ExoMars rover on the surface of the Red Planet.

Europe’s troubled Mars rover still vital in the search for life

The stars have not been aligned for Europe’s first Martian rover ExoMars, but scientists still think the aging vehicle can play a big role in answering one of the biggest questions in Mars exploration: has there ever been life on the Red Planet? The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Rover is probably the …

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