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Five Reasons You Should Pay Attention to NASA's Mission to Mars

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Veto has worked alongside the four ASU professors involved with the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity mission including Meenakshi Wadhwa, Jack Farmer, Alberto Behar and Jim Bell.

Behar, an engineer, worked on the design of the spacecraft, while the other three scientists designed instruments for the rover and help interpret the data collected during the mission. They, along with everyone working to keep MSL in working order, will spend the next few weeks living "on Mars time" while they keep things running from the Jet Propulsion Lab in California.

We sat down with Veto to find out why we should be more than curious about Curiosity. Here are five reasons scientists are excited about landing the Curiosity rover on the red planet:

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