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Mars rover Curiosity finds first mineral match: Oxidation in sample suggests energy source for microbes

The Mars Curiosity rover finds its first mineral match. The rock powder sample contains hematite, which is a type of iron oxide mineral.

Space November 7, 2014

What's it like working on Mars? Curiosity rover finds mineral and scientist speaks out

Scientist find mineral on Mars that may hint at the Red Planet's past habitability. Remotely operating instruments millions of miles away makes for interesting work, one researcher says.

Space November 6, 2014

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