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Curiosity, a rover that's exploring Mars as of 2014, has a top ground speed of 1.5 inches per second, or about 0.1 mph. Curiosity landed on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012. More »

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Mars rovers have uncovered a variety of different things on the red planet, including geographical features such as dried up lake beds, patches of salt crystals believed to be former sites of salt water bodies and multip... More »

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The most recent Mars rover, called Curiosity, landed on Aug. 6, 2012, on the Aeolis Palus plain near the Gale Crater. Three previous rovers successfully landed on Mars, including the Sojourner on July 4, 1997; Spirit on ... More »

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The most recent Mars rover, called Curiosity, landed on Aug. 6, 2012, on the Aeolis Palus plain near the Gale Crater. Three previous rovers successfully landed on Mars, including the Sojourner on July 4, 1997; Spirit on ... More »

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On average, it takes between 150 to 300 days to travel to Mars. The time it takes to travel to Mars is dependent on the speed of the launch and the distance between Mars and Earth, due to both of their alignments. More »

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NASA's Mars exploration program has turned up some evidence that the red planet may once have been at least partially habitable, though not necessarily for the kind of life forms an Earthling would expect to see on a hab... More »

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The Mars rover Curiosity was named by Clara Ma, a sixth-grade student who won an essay contest sponsored by NASA and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Out of 9,000 entries, hers was the most impressive. Ma signed a pl... More »

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