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Meteorite Reveals That Mars Volcanoes Erupted Recently

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July 25, 2013
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A meteorite from Mars at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum has changed the way scientists view the seemingly cold, dormant Red Planet, revealing that it was still hot and bubbly when the first mammals scampered on Earth.


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Poles Unearth Rare 5,000 Year Old Meteorite

Poles Unearth Rare 5,000 Year Old Meteorite

AFP (Nov. 22, 2012) — Weighing in at 261 kilogrammes and with a circumference of two metres, a meteorite which fell to earth 5,000 years ago is the largest ever found in Poland. This magnificent ebony black hunk of iron was unearthed at the Morasko meteorite reserve, near the western Polish city of Poznan.
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NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Mars

NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Mars

NASA (July 12, 2013) — Caleb: It turns out what we discover ends up leading us to new questions. Molly :The Mariner 4 mission was the first to take us to mars, and in doing so, changed everything we thought we knew about the red planet. Dr. Jim Garvin: There is this mystery of Mars. Mars is unavoidably special. Dr. Nicky Fox: The red planet, it's so often visible in the sky that, you know, you feel like it's just over there. Dr. Ralph McNutt: Mars has been subject of a lot of speculation for a long number of years.
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This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

NASA (Aug. 2, 2013) — DC CELEBRATES CURIOSITY HQ @MarsCuriosity MSL Control Room at Mars Landing: Touchdown confirmed, were safe on Mars. (applause) Celebration, when the Curiosity Rover safely found the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012 and celebration this week on Capitol Hill as NASA and members of Congress mark the one year anniversary of the Martian landing and showcase the ways the rover is helping us get to know Mars.
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