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9 years into its Mars mission, NASA’s Curiosity rover is rewriting the story of how the planet’s water disappeared – Business Insider Australia

NASA just landed a new rover on Mars, but the old one is still climbing a mountain and unearthing the story of how Mars lost its water.

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NASA’s fancy new Perseverance Mars rover may be getting all the attention these days, but its predecessor, Curiosity, is still making breakthroughs.
More than 3,219km away from Perseverance’s landing spot, Curiosity has been roaming Mars’ Gale Crater for the last nine years. Since 2014, it’s been slowly climbing the 5km-high mountain at the crater’s center: Mount Sharp. There, Curiosity has discovered signs that ancient Mars experienced wild climate fluctuations – it oscillated between being a…

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