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Time Lapse Tuesday: A year on Mars

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By Suzanne Leonard
Weather Broadcaster
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 3:26 PM

NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars in August 2012.

The main goals of the craft are to determine whether or not Mars could have ever supported life -- and to help prepare scientists for future human exploration missions. 

The $2.5 billion dollar space craft is the size of a car, and it is equipped with 17 high-tech cameras that help collect information and send it back to Earth.

So far, the rover has given us a lot of insight into the fourth planet from the sun.

It has discovered an ancient streambed that once held water and drilled into Martian rock, among other things. 

In the process -- it has brought science to the masses -- inspiring a love for technology and exploration.

Scroll down for the full NASA time lapse.

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