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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity News Archive - June 11, 2012

NASA Trims Down Curiosity's Landing Strip

NASA has trimmed down the distance that its new Mars rover will have to drive by getting Curiosity closer to its target spot after landing.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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