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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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