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NASA’s Curiosity rover preparing to drill on Mars
LOS ANGELES — NASA says the Curiosity rover should be ready to begin drilling on Mars soon.
It’s the most highly anticipated milestone since the six-wheel, nuclear-powered rover landed near the Martian equator five months ago.
Mission managers outlined the drilling plan Tuesday. Project manager Richard Cook said the team has chosen the site where Curiosity will test its drill for the first time. The spot contains a diverse sample of rocks from which the rover can pick.
Curiosity will drive to the location in the next several days and begin drilling in the next two weeks.
The team named the drilling site “John Klein” after a deputy project manager who died in 2011.
Curiosity is on a two-year mission to determine whether the dusty, cold planet was habitable.
Zoos to create homes for endangered animals
NEW ORLEANS — Two top zoos are creating a home where endangered antelope can roam and help repopulate their species on 1,000 acres in New Orleans.
More than two dozen species of hoofed animals and birds may live in the facility planned by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and New Orleans’ Audubon Nature Institute.
Of 28 species under consideration, about half are endangered, vulnerable or near threatened.
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