NASA Mars 2020 Rover Will Carry 7 Tools To Study The Red Planet ‘As Never Before’

August 1, 2014 9:10 AM

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NASA Mars 2020 Rover Will Carry 7 Tools To Study The Red Planet ‘As Never Before’

NASA announced Thursday that its next rover to Mars, in 2020, will carry seven special instruments to conduct an unprecedented study of the red planet. Scientists picked the seven instruments from 58 proposals that NASA received in January from researchers and engineers around the world.

Based on the design of the Mars rover Curiosity, which is currently operating on the planet, the new rover will be equipped with more sophisticated and upgraded hardware -- worth approximately $130 million -- to determine if the red planet will ever be habitable for humans, while also searching for ...

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