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At last! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally arrives at Mt. Sharp
At last! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally arrives at Mt. Sharp

They’re here! After wandering in the Martian desert for 25 months, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally arrived at its promised land: the base of Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mound in in the middle of Gale Crater. The arrival marks the beginning of the Mars Science Laboratory rover’s original mission: to read the mountain’s clay-rich lower layers like pages in a history book, pages that could reveal an array of life-friendly environments on the Red Planet. “We have finally arrived at the far frontier that we have sought for so long,” said project scientist and Caltech geologist John Grotzinger. Getting to Mt. Sharp has been a long time coming. The trip...

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