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2012-06-27 19:15:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The European Space Agency's Mars Express has found evidence that underground water used to exist during the first billion years of Mars' existence. ESA's Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter zoomed in on craters in part of the region of the ancient southern highlands called Tyrrhena Terra. Scientists were able to identify 175 sites bearing minerals formed in the presence of water by focusing in on the chemistry of rocks embedded in the...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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