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Mars Curiosity Validated

If the Mars rover Curiosity finds carbon-based molecules in the Martian soil, researcher Gilbert Levin will feel vindicated, since he promulgated the theory that life on Earth was seeded by an asteroid from Mars 36 years ago.

A Titan/Centaur...
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Curiosity Lands on Mars

The Curiosity lander has successfully reached the surface of Mars and appears to be intact. Images began appearing at 10:40 PM PDT. Curiosity is the most complex automated space mission every attempted by mankind.

The craft's descent-stage retrorockets fired as it descended, slowing its approach to the surface. In the most difficult...
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