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New images from Mars

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 00:50

Aug. 8 - NASA releases new images of Mars, compares landscape to the Mojave Desert. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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New images from Mars. NASA releases a host of new photographs from the surface of Mars Wednesday -- taken by Curiosity. Caltech scientist John Grotzinger says there is something familiar about the images. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROJECT SCIENTIST FOR CALTECH, JOHN GROTZINGER SAYING: "With Curiosity we landed something that actually looks very Mars-like, but it also looks Earth-like with those mountains in the background there, these deeply dissected pyramidal mountain ranges, and it just looks a lot like what you see out in the Mojave Desert, it's really cool, and so it kind of makes you feel at home." Curiosity's primary mission is to search for signs of life on the planet most similar to Earth.

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New images from Mars

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 00:50