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Brothers Riccardo (left), 16, and Ruggero Amaduzzi, 19, wait their turn to control a large panoramic interactive digital map of the surface of Mars at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on Monday during a NASA press conference streamed live on the landing of Curiosity. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Brothers Riccardo (left), 16, and Ruggero Amaduzzi, 19, wait their turn to control a large panoramic interactive digital map of the surface of Mars at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on Monday during a NASA press conference streamed live on the landing of Curiosity. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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