NASA unveils Mars rover Curiosity's travel plans

By REUTERS
August 18, 2012 02:39

CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA on Friday unveiled plans for its Mars rover Curiosity's first road trip, part of a two-year quest to determine if the planet most like Earth could ever have hosted microbial life, scientists said.

The one-ton nuclear-powered robotic science lab landed in a large crater near Mars' equator on Aug. 6 to search for organic materials and other chemistry considered key to life.

The rover's primary target is Mount Sharp, a mound of layered rock three miles (5 km) high rising from the floor of Gale Crater.


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