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NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:03 AM

NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte


www.nasa.gov said:

Scientists using NASA's Curiosity Mars rover are eyeing a rock layer surrounding the base of a small butte, called "Mount Remarkable," as a target for investigating with tools on the rover's robotic arm.

The rover works near this butte in an image taken on April 11 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:05 AM


Curiosity Ready to Drill for Gold at the Kimberley

Black gold, that is: organic material, which could be a biomarker (sign of past life), the holy grail of Mars exploration. (Audio by Tre Gibbs. Enhanced color images are 1 km across.)  

http://www.uahirise....l-kimberley.php

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Source: University of Arizona, HiRISE site - HiClips

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