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Curiosity Rover Departs Vera Rubin Ridge

Curiosity Rover Departs Vera Rubin Ridge After exploring Mars’ Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA’s Curiosity rover recently moved on. But a new 360-video lets the public visit Curiosity’s final drill site on the ridge, an area ...

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The Heat is On

The saucer-like Mars Science Laboratory, which landed the Curiosity rover on MARS, featured the largest heat shield (pictured here)—at 14 feet 9 inches in diameter—to enter a planet’s atmosphere. NASA is now engaging in R&D for even larger heat shields ...

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Curiosity rover finds ancient lake in Martian crater

Mount Sharp inside Gale Crater (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS) NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity catches a glimpse of Whale Rock, which shows structures that indicate water once flowed over a loose bed of sediment. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) Sedimentary layers of rock on the ...

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