Curiosity Sniffs Mars' BO to Learn About its Past

April 1, 2015 11:38 PM

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Ever wonder what Mars smells like? Researchers have long known that the average aroma of a planet can tell you a lot about its atmosphere. Now, experts are commanding the Mars curiosity rover to take a long sniff of the Red Planet's 'body odor' to learn more about its history.

This is the ongoing objective of the Mars-roaming robot - a mission that started even as the rover concluded geological analyses of rock layers around the "Pahrump Hills" in Gale Crater this past winter.

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