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Opal-A found in Mars meteorite Nakhla

Scientists have discovered for the first time direct physical evidence of the existence of opals on Mars. The traces of the precious stone, which were found in a Martian meteorite, could help future exploration missions decide where to look for … Continue reading

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Mars mineral bonanza?

If you could go to only one location on Mars, where would you find the most complete assortment of known Martian minerals? A new report, with lead author Patrick Thollot (Laboratoire de PlanĂ©tologie et GĂ©odynamique, CNRS), in the Journal of … Continue reading

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