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One Year on Mars: Curiosity Rover's Chief Scientist John Grotzinger Speaks Out

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John Grotzinger, Curiosity

Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, holds up a model of the rover at a press conference at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on July 22, 2011 in Washington.

Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

One year ago Monday (Aug. 5), NASA's Mars rover Curiosity pulled off a stunning and unprecedented landing inside Gale Crater, kicking off a two-year surface mission to determine if the Red Planet could ever have supported microbial life.

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