Latest Jarosite Stories
Samples obtained by the Mars Rover Curiosity during recent drilling activity appear to indicate that acidic conditions were once present in the region of the Red Planet known as Mount Sharp, officials from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed on Thursday.
The discovery of the mineral jarosite in rocks analyzed by the Mars Rover, Opportunity, on the Martian surface had special meaning for a team of Syracuse University scientists who study the mineral here on Earth.
Minuscule traces of cells can be detected in a mineral likely present on Mars, a new study shows. The results, obtained using a technique developed at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, could help mission scientists choose Martian surface samples with the most promise for yielding signs of life.
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