Science What will the next Mars rover do? NASA unveils design. (+video)

NASA's next Mars rover, set to launch in 2020, will carry with it a ground-penetrating radar, a device designed to produce oxygen from Martian air, and a mechanism for storing rocks for a future sample-return mission.

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NASA's next Mars rover will feature lasers, ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech science gear designed to help it snag samples of the most interesting Martian rocks for eventual return to Earth.