Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Video: Mars Science Laboratory (NASA's Ultimate Rover)

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Despite the fact that they already have two rovers roaming the surface of Mars, NASA is preparing to send yet another rover to scout out the red planet.

It's mission is to determine whether or not life can exist exist upon the Martian surface. Unlike its previous "brothers," this rover is equipped with a vast array of scientific tools, not to mention a very powerful laser.

(Video: An animation demonstrating how the new rover will enter, descend and land upon the Martian surface. Credit: JPL / NASA)

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