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NASA testing helicopter drone to accompany next Mars rover

Engineers at NASA JPL are still testing the Mars copter design to see if it will head to the Red Planet with the rover.The helicopter design isn’t a magic bullet, though.

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years For years, the conventional wisdom was that Mars existed as little more than a cold, barren dust ball in space.There’s even silica, which scientists are particularly happy about.

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction Indeed, it’s wheels are getting banged up, the ChemCam autofocus has gone wonky, and now Curiosity’s rock drill stopped working on December 1.That’s why the rover was equipped with a percussion drill at the end of its 7-foot robotic arm.