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NASA Gets Dirt on Mars

(2)NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander used its robotic arm (pictured) on Friday to deliver a scoopful of Martian soil to the spacecraft's microscope. The sample showed the area around the landing site was a mix of small red particles, minerals and glassy volcanic sand. The lander also uncovered what appears to be a layer of ice beneath the red soil. Read more at chicagotribune.com(1).
Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UA

1. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-mars_14jun14,0,1931771.story
2. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-mars_14jun14,0,1931771.story

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