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Going where no Mars rover has gone before

Spacecraft Curiosity to land at Red Planet's Gale Crater

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5:59pm, July 22, 2011

NASA’s six-wheeled Mars rover Curiosity now has a destination on the Red Planet: Gale Crater, an ancient, 150-kilometer-wide depression with a large mountain in the middle. The car-sized robot will spend at least two years wheeling around the rocky basin, collecting information about martian history and looking for signs of habitable environments.

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