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Science Bulletins: Curiosity Rover Heads for Mars

The biggest and most technically advanced rover to date is on its way to Mars. In the latest Astro Bulletin from the Museum's Science Bulletins program, follow Curiosity as it leaves the launching pad on Cape Canaveral and begins its journey to Mars. Equipped with more gear than the two previous rovers combined, Curiosity is designed to collect and process samples and then distribute them to testing chambers inside scientific instruments carried onboard. Test results and images of Mars's surface will be transmitted to NASA through radio relays via Mars orbiters. Curiosity is expected to arrive at Mars in August 2012. Visitors to AMNH may view the video in the Hall of the Universe until January 19, 2012. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History. Find out more about Science Bulletins at http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/.
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