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Year in review: Business booming on Mars

Rovers, orbiters add to Red Planet data

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10:00am, December 15, 2014
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LITTLE BITS  The rover Curiosity (shown) reached the base of Mars’ Mount Sharp in September and drilled rock samples. Mars now has seven robots studying it, and together they have given scientists their best view of any planet in the solar system other than Earth.

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Mars is getting crowded. The Red Planet now has seven robots studying it, following the arrival of two new orbiters in September: NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) and MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission), the Indian space agency’s first Mars spacecraft.

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