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Unusual Mars Rock: Pyramid-Shaped Volcanic Rock Unlike Any Other Martian Igneous Rock Ever Found

Unusual Mars Rock: Pyramid-Shaped Volcanic Rock Unlike Any Other Martian Igneous Rock Ever Found

The first rock that scientists analyzed on Mars with a pair of chemical instruments aboard the Curiosity rover turned out to be a doozy — a pyramid-shaped volcanic rock called a “mugearite” that is unlike any other Martian igneous rock ever found. Dubbed “Jake_M” — after Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer ...

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More Accurate Estimate of Amount of Water On Surface Layer of Mars

More Accurate Estimate of Amount of Water On Surface Layer of Mars

NASA’s rover Curiosity, which landed on the surface of Mars on 6 August 2012, has led to more detailed estimates of the amount of water on the Martian surface. The Finnish Meteorological Institute is part of the NASA research team. A study published in the magazine Science on 27 September ...

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