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Life on Mars? Brown-led Research Team Says Elusive Mineral Bolsters Chances
December 18, 2008
A research team led by Brown University has found evidence of a long-sought mineral that shows Mars was home to a variety of watery environments, including regional pockets of neutral or alkaline water. The finding, detailed in the December 19 edition of Science, bolsters the chances that primitive life sprang up in those benign spots.
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