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Scientists comment on the seven cameras aboard the Curiosity Mars Rover, background, during a media briefing of the Mars Science Laboratory, science overview news briefing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. From left: Michael Meyer, scientist, Mars Exploration Program lead, John Grotzinger, MSL project scientist, California Institute of Technology, Don Hassler, principal investigator, Radiation Assessment Detector on MSL, Michael Malin, principal investigator, Mars Descent Imager on MSL. Curiosity is scheduled to land on Mars Sunday night. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)