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Mars Curiosity Rover

Landing a rover on an extraterrestrial planet is like hitting a
bull's-eye on a dart board a couple hundred millions of miles away.
All sorts of problems factor into the difficulty, such as Martian
gravity and atmosphere, dust storms and radio signal delay.

Thankfully, the sharpest minds in the world are tackling these
problems. The Curiosity Rover is scheduled to land on Mars on August
6th at 1:31 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

It's the largest, most advanced rover ever launched into space. Its
mission is to analyze Mars' habitability for future colonization. How
cool is that?

You can follow the whole mission, as well as learn all about the Mars
Science Laboratory, at NASA's official site. There's a countdown
clock, news, video and much more.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/participate/
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