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Next Launch ORB-3 on a Antares rocket from Wallops Island, VA
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27 Oct 14 22:44:00 GMT
27 Oct 14 18:44:00 EDT

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Curiosity Images Mt. Sharp And Its Own Descent

Mount Sharp, the ultimate objective for the Mars Science Laboratory Mission is imaged at ground level by the rover Curiosity. The rover’s shadow looms at mid scene. Image Credit: NASA JPL

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