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NASA Will Roam Around Mars with Rover (Updated!)
News story originally written on August 13, 2000
Make that two rovers! NASA has announced that twin rovers will visit Mars in 2003.
The original mission would have sent just one, but scientists couldn't pass up this great
opportunity. Although the machines will look identical, their missions will be very different.
Scientists plan to send the pair to very different regions of the Red Planet. For example, one rover
may study what looks like an old riverbed, while the other studies the area around Olympus Mons.
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