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MIT students seek to send slivers of life to Mars

Student-led mission aims for 2017 launch

Humans have yet to travel to Mars, but students from MIT and other universities announced Monday that they hope to put tens of millions of people from across the globe on the red planet within the next three years.

How? By sending three small satellites, called CubeSats, to the surface with slivers of life from the year 2014 in the form of messages, photos, audio clips, and videos.

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