Mars Rover Touches First Rock, Then Takes Off

Martian Rock

NASA's Curiosity rover reached out and touched a Martian rock with its huge robotic arm for the first time, then took off on its longest Red Planet drive to date.

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  • China's Mars rover touches ground on red planet ...
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