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Curiosity Rover Makes Longest Drive on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is really starting to stretch its legs on the Red Planet.

The 1-ton Curiosity rover made by far the longest drive of its nearly year-long surface mission on Sunday (July 21), traversing 329 feet (100.3 meters) of Martian terrain. The robot's one-day distance record prior to Sunday had been 161 feet (49 m), NASA officials said.

Source: Space.com. Read full article. (link)

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