Curious about Curiosity? Here’s the latest from Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has driven some 357 feet from its landing site on the floor of Gale Crater — 269 feet as a martian crow might fly — on its way to an intriguing area about five times farther away where three different types of rock come together. The rover continues to chalk up near perfect scores during extended checkout operations, with detailed robot arm tests on tap over the next week or so.
“We’ve been on the surface of Mars for about a month and Curiosity continues to be very healthy and continues to surprise us with how well she’s doing everything we ask of her,” said…

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