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25 amazing photos of Mars

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 25: Twelve orbits a day provide the Mars Global Surveyor MOC wide angle cameras a global "snapshot" of weather patterns across the planet.

On March 12, 2013, analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover showed that Mars could have supported microorganic forms of life in ancient times. On the fifth anniversary of that breakthrough event, we look at some stunning photographs of the Red Planet.

(Pictured) A global "snapshot" of weather patterns, taken by the Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera.

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