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Curiosity rover brings Mars to life

The Mars rover, Curiosity, opened its dust cover to take the clearest photograph of Mars ever.

Curiosity rover brings Mars to life

The level of detail apparent in the image shows that haziness in earlier MAHLI images since landing was due to dust that had settled on the dust cover during the landing.

While the rover has yet to discover water (or aliens), according to the Guardian, previous missions to Mars have shown that there's evidence of water flowing over Mars' surface. Curiosity was sent to Mars to search for organic materials and other chemical necessities that may indicate life on the red planet could be possible.