What are Some Cool Cosmic Facts About Mars?

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In 2012, NASA managed to successfully land the "Curiosity" rover on the surface of Mars. This rover is about the size and weight of a compact car, and it contains a number of precise scientific instruments. Curiosity also has all these features:

  • High resolution camera
  • Scooping system for dirt
  • High intensity laser
  • Rock-boring drill

The entire Mars Science Laboratory mission cost $2.5 billion and aims to determine if the red planet is (or was) capable of supporting life.