NASA managers hope to begin instrument procurement this fall for a $1.5 billion copy of the nuclear-powered Curiosity rover now exploring Gale Crater on Mars, with an eye to finding definitive evidence of whether the planet ever supported life, and whether its resources could support human life today. Collecting rock cores for eventual return to Earth is also on the list of goals set by the science definition team that NASA established to begin planning the rover it hopes to send to Mars ...
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