Mars Science Lab

  FILE - In this 2011 artist's rendering provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of its arm, which extends about 2 meters (7 feet). The mobile robot is designed to investigate Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Curiosity is set to land in a crater near the Martian equator in August 2012 to begin a two-year mission. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech,File)
FILE - In this 2011 artist's rendering provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of its arm, which extends about 2 meters (7 feet). The mobile robot is designed to investigate Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Curiosity is set to land in a crater near the Martian equator in August 2012 to begin a two-year mission. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech,File)

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