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Apple-related technologies on display with Mars rover

08/06, 9:26pm

Number of MacBook Pros at JPL, descendant of G3 on Curiosity

NASA's widely-watched Curiosity rover landing on Mars, which touched down at 1:31 Eastern Standard Time Monday morning, had numerous connections to Apple technologies. From the prominent display of MacBook Pros in the control room to the rover itself (sporting a pair of G3-era processors), the space agency is much more visibly using technology associated with Apple now.

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