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Curiosity Nears Turning Point

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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Nears Turning Point

Mission status report

PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission is approaching its biggest turning point since landing its rover, Curiosity, inside Mars' Gale Crater last summer.

Curiosity is finishing investigations in an area smaller than a football field where it has been working for six months, and it will soon shift to a distance-driving mode headed for an area about 5 miles (8 kilometers) away, at the base Mount Sharp.

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Rover Ready to Switch Gears

NASA's Curiosity rover switches to long-distance driving mode as she heads to Mount Sharp.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Curiosity's mission site

Source: NASA - Multimedia

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