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Mars rover finds rich clay deposits

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Long-running rover Opportunity has come across an area of water-formed clay minerals on Mars.

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity that beat newcomer sister probe Curiosity to an area containing water-formed clay minerals, has rolled into a region that may be far richer than scientists first realized.

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Excellent,when we get there we can start a pottery business. Seriously this could be the find of Mars so far.

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I bet we will mine that planet soon...

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Send Curiosity there for further analysis!

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Yeah, too bad Curiousity wasn't there instead.

Too far to travel though right now, as they're both exploring the area they're already in.

Not even sure Curiosity could get out, being at the basement of a very large impact crater. :w00t:

Hopefuly Curiousity it will find a similar deposit to examine. :yes:

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Responsible expoloration. Even if they dont fly home we can pick them up someday with the proper technology. Great post.

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This is indeed a great find. One more notch for the water-on-Mars belt. Gale Crater was thought to be full of liquid water back several billion years ago, so hopefully Curiosity will have a similar find, or better :) Oh and of course, YAY Opportunity!

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Excellent! Can't wait to hear more!

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Fascinating!!!! Next, we will find proof of life on Mars! It might just be microbial but that's okay!

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Would it be interesting if a high density of rare earth and otherwise extremely valuable elements were found ... bet that would expedite manned missions.

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