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Archive – September 2012

The Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in August, was aptly named. Over the next two years, it will explore its landing site and the surrounding area, including 18,000-foot-high Mount Sharp, providing scientists with more information about the red planet than they ever have been able to obtain. Kevin Lewis, a postdoctoral associate research scholar in Princeton’s geosciences department, is spending the first 90 days of the rover’s two-year mission at the Jet Propulsion ­Laboratory in Pas