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Leonardo da Vinci's full "Codex on Bird Flight" also found its way onto one of the chips, in microscopic scale. So did an etched version of a self-portrait of the great artist and scientist.
NEXT: Mars Sundial
Curiosity's sundial features the inscription "To Mars To Explore," and a summary of humanity's efforts to understand the Red Planet:
"For millennia, Mars has stimulated our imaginations. First we saw Mars as a wandering Red Star, a bringer of war from the abode of the gods. In recent centuries, the planet’s changing appearance in telescopes caused us to think that Mars had a climate like the Earth’s. Our first space age views revealed only a cratered, Moon-like world but later missions showed that Mars once had abundant liquid water. Through it all, we have wondered: Has there been life on Mars? To those taking the next steps to find out, we wish a safe journey and the joy of discovery."
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