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Nasa Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

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Scoop marks at 'Rocknest'

This is a view of the third (left) and fourth (right) trenches made by the 1.6-inch-wide (4-centimeter-wide) scoop on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity in October 2012.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil.

From Jet Propulsioin Laboratory/NASA
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