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NASA Picks Landing Spot for Next Mars Rover

Velcroman1 (1667895) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Velcroman1 (1667895) writes "Next stop, Gale Crater.

NASA has chosen the landing spot for the car-sized Mars Science Laboratory, the successor to the famously successful Spirit and Opportunity rovers and the next visitor to the Red Planet.

The Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, is scheduled to launch late this year and land in August 2012. The target crater selected on Friday spans 96 miles and holds a mountain rising higher from the crater floor than Mount Rainier rises above Seattle. Gale Crater is about the combined area of Connecticut and Rhode Island."

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