This Week on Mars: Can You Dig It?

Curiosity Rover finds calcium-deposits, prepares for first big dig

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It's been a few weeks since we've checked in on the Curiosity Rover that's hanging out on Mars doing stuff that's cooler than what we've done back here on Earth. Thankfully, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has posted its weekly Curiosity Rover Report.

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The rover has found some calcium deposits on Mars, similar to those seen on Earth, and the team has found a suitable location for the rover to start digging for some more soil samples. Take a look:

If you need to catch up on other updates, take a look at these reports:

Jan. 10, 2013 report:

Curiosity's New Year Greeting for Times Square:

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