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PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE - To MARS with MER
Why did you pick Mars to investigate and not another planet?
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Las Angeles, CA
We picked Mars because it's very close to the Earth in terms of its similarity and also nearness. And it's the most likely planet to possibly have harbored life. So we are very interested in it because it looks like it had past water and it may have harbored life.
Mars Exploration Rover Mission Project Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory