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NASA Mars Mission

(CNN)--NASA is set to explore Mars... with its next-generation rover.

The landing site for the rover was announced today in Washington at the National Air and Space Museum's annual Mars Day.

This is the most advanced rover yet for NASA and scientists hope to collect samples to learn more about the planet.

"Curiosity" will land at the base of a layered mountain in Gale Crater in August of 20-12.

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