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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity News Archive - March 12, 2013

Curiosity Finds Hard Evidence For Ancient Life On Mars

NASA announced today that the powder that Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock on Mars showed the presence of key chemical ingredients for life.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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