December 5, 2012

Another Mars Mission in 2020? Perhaps Politics at Play

The Economist, The Economist

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ATTENDEES at the American Geophysical Union's autumn meeting in San Francisco were expecting to hear some big news about Mars. Sure enough, they got some—just not the sort they had anticipated.

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TAGGED: Nasa, Mars, Curiosity (rover)


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