Why Mars again? A look at NASA's latest venture

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 13:01 in Astronomy & Space

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- NASA's new robot rover named Curiosity has spent 8 1/2 months hurtling through space toward its destination Sunday on Mars. It is set to land near the foot of a mountain rising from a giant crater. This marks NASA's 19th mission and eighth landing attempt....

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