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ChemCam update - Manganese oxides on Mars

A recent discovery of manganese oxides in Martian rocks might tell us that the Red Planet was once more Earth-like than previously believed.
June 30, 2016
A recent discovery of manganese oxides in Martian rocks might tell us that the Red Planet was once more Earth-like than previously believed.

A recent discovery of manganese oxides in Martian rocks might tell us that the Red Planet was once more Earth-like than previously believed.

A recent discovery of manganese oxides in Martian rocks might tell us that the Red Planet was once more Earth-like than previously believed. So what exactly does that mean? Nina Lanza, Los Alamos scientist and lead author of the new paper about these findings in Geophysical Research Letters, breaks it down for us.


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