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One Year Later, Nasa Looks Back at Curiosity Rover's Scariest Moment


Curiosity first sample

The first sample of powdered rock extracted by the drill of Curiosity is seen on Feb. 20, 2013. Powder drilled out of a rock on Mars contains the best evidence yet that the Red Planet could have supported living microbes billions of years ago, the team be

Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/MSSS via EPA

For the Curiosity rover, it's just another day on Mars—but back on Earth, Tuesday was a day to look back at the $2.5 billion mission's first year, including a moment when it looked as if the mission might be lost.

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