Initial analysis of Martian soil by the full suite of instruments aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover is not yielding any particular surprises for project scientists so far, who are trying to manage expectations of how quickly the $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission might report a breakthrough in the search for signs of past or present life. “You have to be careful of what you say and how you say it,” said MSL Chief Scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of ...


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