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The Martian Chroniclers

View from inside Gale Crater, Mars

The view from inside Gale Crater, the landing place of the rover Curiosity. Eight months after touching down safely, the rover has already found an ancient lake bed laced with carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfurthe building blocks

Credit: NASA/JPL-CalTech/MSSS/Dan Winters

There once were two planets, new to the galaxy and inexperienced in life. Like fraternal twins, they were born at the same time, about four and a half billion years ago, and took roughly the same shape.

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