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06/29/10 Science instruments on the Curiosity Rover, including the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument, will examine the site’s modern environment for clues to the planet’s past. NASA’s Curiosity rover, coming together for a late 2011 launch to Mars, has a newly installed component: a key onboard X-ray instrument for helping the mission achieve its goals. Researchers will use Curiosity in an intriguing area of Mars to search for modern or ancient habitable environments, including any that may have also been favorable for preserving clues about life and environment. The team assembling and testing Curiosity at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.,…