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Researchers with the Mars rover Curiosity during its testing on the Dumont Dunes, Mojave Desert, California, USA. This rover was launched on 26th November 2011, and touched down on the surface of Mars at 05:32 UTC on 6th August 2012. Curiosity will roam the surface of Mars for at least one Martian year (686 Earth days, or 668 Mars days), studying the climate and geology of the planet, and its suitability for past, present and future life.
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