Mars Science Laboratory
Publisher: Wikipedia 2014
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is a robotic space probe mission to Mars launched by NASA on November 26, 2011, which successfully landed Curiosity, a Mars rover, in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012. The overall objectives include investigating Mars' habitability, studying its climate and geology, and collecting data for a manned mission to Mars.
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by J. S. Lewis, M. S. Matthews - University of Arizona Press
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by W. K. Hartmann, R. J. Phillips, G. J. Taylor - Lunar and Planetary Institute
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by Andrew N. Youdin, Scott J. Kenyon - arXiv
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- Pergamon Press
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