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Mars, a Hawaii Far Away?

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October 31, 2012
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made a striking discovery on the red planet. On Tuesday, scientists said Curiosity found soil on Mars similar to the weathered, volcanic sand of Hawaii.


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This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

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Mars Food Researchers Emerge From Hawaii Dome

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Spirit and Opportunity: Roving Mars' Landscape

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