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2020 Mars Mission: Map of Landing Site High on NASA's List --"Reveals a Time of Profound Environmental Change on Mars"

"We know that these environments existed near this major pivot point in Mars history, and in mapping their context we know what came first, what came next and what came last," said ack Mustard, a professor at Brown University. "So...        
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