Scientists are going to face off in Los Angeles to decide where the next Mars rover lands

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Hey, we're going to Mars! Well, not us specifically, but NASA is, and they really need to know where to land before they light the candle on the upcoming Mars 2020 mission. NASA has a shiny new rover in the works and it's going to be incredibly powerful, packed with all kinds of scientific instruments and observational tools, but... where is it going to go, exactly?

That's the question that "hundreds" of scientists are going to discuss at a conference in Los Angeles this week. The three-day event will task attendees with making a case for landing at certain spots on the Martian surface, highlighting specific points of interest that a Mars rover could study in greater detail.

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