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The Curiosity rover is carrying on NASA’s mission to find out what Mars is really like. In particular, it aims to discover if there really was life on the Red Planet. And recent revelations from its surface have proved exciting, as they reveal that the truth may be more astonishing than scientists had ever imagined.

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Curiosity is a part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. Its aim is to send scientific equipment to the planet and keep up a non-stop flow of discoveries and information. To do that, it is deploying a whole suite of robot landers, orbiters and labs that are joined to each other by a powerful network of communications.

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