Mars rover mission
The Mars rover Curiosity lands safely, 154 million miles from Earth. Full story
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Ken Edgett talks about a photo taken with the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the surface of Mars during a news conference for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge on Tuesday. The Curiosity robot is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and potentially paving the way for human exploration.