NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission is shifting gears. The Curiosity rover is going to take a break from drilling into Martian bedrock and analyzing rock samples to do what Mars rovers are made to do: drive across the terrain.
The U.S. space agency says this will be the biggest turning point since Curiosity landed on the Red Planet last August.
Curiosity is exploring within a deep, 150-kilometer-wide depression called Gale Crater so that scientists can learn about …
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