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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: Contact at Missoula

Sol 1051, July 22, 2015. Released as part of the news about Curiosity’s instruments finding silica-rich rocks is this mosaic of MAHLI images of the Missoula outcrop. Pale mudstone (bottom of outcrop) meets coarser sandstone (top) in this geological contact … Continue reading

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