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Mars Rover Curiosity’s First Mineralogy Analysis Shows Basaltic-Like Soil

NASA today announced the results of Mars rover Curiosity’s initial analysis of the soil it has been scooping now for weeks. The results show that the Martian soil around the “Rocknest” area resembles weathered basaltic soils of volcanic origin in Hawaii. These findings come from a small sample that was placed into Curiosity’s Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument (CheMin). “We had …

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