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On firm dirt, Rover ready to paw Mars The Christian Science Monitor

With a flood of photos, scientists knew that they were once again on the surface of Mars. They came like cosmic “Wish You Were Here” postcards on an early Thursday morning when scientific achievement seemed strangely like a slumber party. In crisp black and white, the images showed wheels caked in dust, intriguing rocks at arm’s length, and the first tracks on a pristine landscape – all to the whoops of mission control.