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Mars Study Yields Clues to Possible Cradle of Life

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Eridania region of Mars

This view of a portion of the Eridania region of Mars shows blocks of deep-basin deposits that have been surrounded and partially buried by younger volcanic deposits.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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