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Road trip on tap for NASA's Mars rover

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity takes a pit stop, at a shallow depression called "Yellowknife Bay."

Associated Press/Dec. 12, 2012

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Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat.Topping its to-do list in the new year: Set off toward a Martian mountain -- a trek that will take up a good chunk of the year.
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