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What did Curiosity find on Mars — Tang?

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars is busily grinding out science data — and has likely relayed some provocative findings — but mum's the word from scientists on the mission.Full story

Scientist talks of hunt for signs of Mars life

The Mars rover Curiosity —  the centerpiece of NASA's $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission — has 10 instruments to help it characterize the Martian environment and determine if the planet ever had the potential to support life. Danny Glavin is one of the scientists who will try to dete Full story

Curiosity to search for water on Mars

NASA's newest Mars rover, Curiosity, has a tall task ahead of itself when it lands Aug. 6 on the Red Planet. Full story

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