Life, on Mars

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of NASA’s successful mission to Mars. Curiosity, the rover roaming the red planet, gained definitive success for the space program with its discovery of clay, which suggests Mars may have been hospitable to life at one point. The rover’s biggest opportunity is yet to come. Traveling at 100 yards per day, Curiosity is approaching Mount Sharp, an 18,000 foot mountain that could provide insights into the biological history of the planet. A new interactive feature from the New York Times compiles the rover’s photos from each Martian day, known as a sol.