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Zoe, an autonomous and solar-powered robot, was the first to map microbial life in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2005. This month, Zoe is headed back into the world’s driest desert equipped with a one-meter drill to search for subsurface life.
NASA’s Opportunity rover has discovered new evidence that Mars was once a planet capable of supporting life – a rock which appears to be rich in clays formed in non-acidic water.
NASA's veteran rover Opportunity is trekking towards a new study area as it closes in on its 10th year anniversary.
NASA's Curiosity rover is wrapping up its objectives in its current location and getting ready to move on to an area about five miles away.
The most convincing evidence yet that the frigid deserts of Mars were once a habitable environment crossed by flowing water are presented by pebbles and sand scattered near an ancient Martian river network.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover.
Another piece of evidence has emerged that gives more weight to the argument that the Red Planet could have had a wet history.
Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...
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