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One Year Since Curiosity Launch, Mission Going "Extremely Well"

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DOVER, Del. - We have an update on the Curiosity Rover.     

One year ago today, the Rover launched and in August it landed on Mars.  Delaware State University officials tell us that the project is right on schedule as they continue to sort through information sent in daily.    

Early reports said that the rover did not find any methane gas on Mars, but we are told that just because one test didn't show the gas doesn't mean testing is over.

"The first measurement was conclusive in terms that there's no methane gas in the first measurements," said Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, DSU dean of the College of Math, Natural Science and Technology.  "But there's other measurements that will be taken and we'll learn from there.  The mission is going extremely well.  Curiosity is working perfectly well, so we've gotten a lot of data from all instruments."    

Curiosity will continue to collect data on Mars for the next two years.

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