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The mission of Mars Exploration Rovers is to find the history of water and evidence of past life on the fourth planet from the sun. The U.S. National Aeronautic and Space Administration calls the rovers "robot geologists... More »

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The most recent Mars rover, called Curiosity, landed on Aug. 6, 2012, on the Aeolis Palus plain near the Gale Crater. Three previous rovers successfully landed on Mars, including the Sojourner on July 4, 1997; Spirit on ... More »

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Scientists have not yet proven that Mars can currently support life as we know it on Earth. Based on data from the NASA Exploration Rover, Mars may have been able to support life approximately 4 billion years ago. More »

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