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NASA’s Curiosity rover can now pick which bits of Mars to scan on its own

NASA’s Curiosity rover can now pick which bits of Mars to scan on its own Curiosity may be an older dog (the rover landed on Mars in 2012), but it’s still picking up new tricks. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed (via Verge) that the robot can now pick its own targets when choosing rocks to scan with its laser spectrometer, a task formerly reserved for remote operation by scientists back here on Earth. JPL created the software that now… Read More

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