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Mars Science Laboratory. Computer artwork of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, touching down on the Martian surface. The descent stage, which lowered the rover is at top. The MSL is due for launch at the end of November 2011 and to land on Mars in August 2012 on a mission to determine if Mars is, or was ever, able to support microbial life.
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