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Scientists to temporarily lose contact with Mars rover Curiosity
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity will be on its own for a little while starting next week.
Jim Bell, a professor for Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, told us why and what it will be doing in the interim. Bell plays a big part in getting the photos Rover takes back to Earth.
Jim Bell, with a replica rover. (Photo courtesy of ASU/Andy DeLisle)