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What's That Bright, Shiny Thing Curiosity Just Found on Mars?

The Atlantic : The official name of the latest rover we've sent to Mars is not Curiosity. It's Mars Science Laboratory. And one of the mobile lab's primary jobs -- besides photography and interplanetary telegraphy and being, generally, spunky -- is to do the very scientific job of assessing the soil on Mars. Curiosity has made its mission mainly to see what Mars is made of (and how its soil varies, and whether that soil could have once supported life).

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