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How Do Yo Land a Nuke-powered Mini-Cooper On Mars?

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tcd004 writes “Miles O’Brien narrates this video simulation of NASA’s next Mars shot, which promises to out-gun all previous efforts. The Mini Cooper-sized Mars Science Laboratory, which is now named Curiosity, will crawl the Martian surface under steam from a nuclear powerplant — but it’s a gentle giant compared to its predecessors. Recent theories have emerged that previous attempts at identifying organic compounds in Martian soil may have actually cooked away any signs of life-giving elements. Curiosity will go to great pains to avoid scorching the Earth…erm…Mars.”

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