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Aging Mars rover discovers geological mystery


Opportunity, which has been on the Red Planet since 2004, has come across an outcrop of tiny spheres — up to around an eighth of an inch (three millimeters) in diameter — the likes of which scientists have never seen before.

“This is one of the most extraordinary pictures from the whole mission,” said Opportunity’s principal investigator, Steve Squyres of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.


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