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Lasers, Cameras, and Particle Detectors: Mars Rover's Super High-Tech Science Gear

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Assuming it safely passes through its terrifying and complex descent sequence, NASA's newest rover, Curiosity, should get its wheels on the Martian surface in just two short days, at 10:32 p.m. Pacific on Aug. 5.

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