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Photo by: Bill Ingalls
A full moon rises behind the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) spacecraft on board at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Maven is the first spacecraft devoted to exploring and understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. (AP Photo/National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Bill Ingalls)

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