DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mars's Gale Crater from space. View of the Martian surface as seen from space, showing the Gale Crater (centre left). This crater was caused by an asteroid impact millions of years ago. It is the scheduled landing site for NASA's Curiosity rover, which is on a mission to determine if Mars is, or was ever, able to support microbial life.
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