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Nasa to launch another Mars mission in 2016

The mission will be run by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab which spearheaded the $2.5 billion Mars Curiosity rover mission.

BT Online Bureau | August 27, 2012 | Updated 08:54 IST

Nasa plans to launch a robotic lander in 2016 to explore the core of Mars. The interior of Mars is still a mystery for scientists who are not sure if the core is solid or liquid.

The mission will be run by Nasa's Jet Propulsion Lab which spearheaded the $2.5 billion Mars Curiosity rover mission.

Earlier this year, Nasa pulled out of two Mars missions with the European Space Agency because it didn't have the $1.4 billion for the proposed 2016 and 2018 mission.

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