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History of Mars’ water, seen through the lens of Gale Crater

The surface of Mars today is cold, dry, and inhospitable to life. But was it always so? Past research indicates that the Red Planet may have been a very different world more than 3 billion years ago, with warmer weather, … Continue reading

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Gale Crater’s rock-ingredient stew seen as plus for habitability

Editor’s note: Press conference video here. NASA’s Curiosity rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse chemical environments that affected their favorability … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Garden City

Sol 926, March 15, 2015. The target dubbed Garden City shows mineral “blades” rising above the cracks in the bedrock, in this multi-Navcam composite. (Click the image to open a larger version in a new tab.) In other locations in … Continue reading

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