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NASA scientist teaches about mission to Mars The Desert Dispatch

A 24-hour day doesn’t exist in the world of NASA scientist Steve Squyres. At least on hasn’t since June when two rovers were launched to Mars. Instead, Squyres and about 170 other scientists function on a 24-hour and 39-minute Martian day cycle, preparing to successfully guide two $400 million exploration rovers around the terrain of the red planet when robot field geologists land on the planet in January.