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Will NASA’s Mars rover discover life on Mars?

January 16, 2013

According to NASA, their Mars rover Curiosity may soon begin drilling in order to gain a better understanding on the chemical properties of the Martian soil. To the scientists involved in the Curiosity project and the many admirers of the rover, this is the moment the mobile robot has been waiting for since landing on Mars over five months ago.

Beginning to drill into the surface of Mars is expected to be one of NASA’s newest rover’s biggest accomplishments. At this milestone, Curiosity, which carries a full, nuclear-powered science laboratory on its six wheels, will be able to help the NASA scientists learn a lot more about the soil on Mars.

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