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Kim displays his miniature FMR/EPR spectrometer. In the background, a similar instrument, laboratory-size. Credit: Thomas A. Slager, JPL
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The meteorite ALH84001 contains magnetite crystals that some scientists believe were produced by martian microbes. Credit: NASA
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The high-resolution map can be found on the "CRISM Data Products: Viewing Features on Mars" Web site, at http://crism-map.jhuapl.edu/, and is best viewed with Firefox 2.0, Netscape 7.2, or Internet Explorer 7.0, or better.
Credit: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL
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If Beagle 2 had landed on Mars successfully, could it have discovered life? Credit: All Rights Reserved Beagle 2, www.beagle2.com
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Channels in craters hint that water once flowed on the surface of Mars. Credit: NASA.
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The MARTE science team have been studying data gained from drilling. Credit: NASA.[
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Live microbial filaments can become fossils when coated with minerals.
Credit: David Fernàndez-Remolar
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Translucent orange goethite encloses fossil bacterial filaments.
Credit: David Fernàndez-Remolar
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A cap of iron-rich rock preserves microbes that lived in Rio Tinto about 2 million years ago.
Credit: David Fernàndez-Remolar
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This map shows the thickness of the north polar layered deposits on Mars as measured by the Shallow Radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Rome/SwRI
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The MARTE science team have been studying data gained from drilling.
Credit: NASA
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The Mars Simulation Chamber. Credit: Andrew Schuerger/UF
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An engineer in a clean room suit installs a component on the TEGA instrument. Credit: University of Arizona/NASA.
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An artist´ impression of Phoenix lander after its May 2008 landing on Mars. Credit: Corby Waste/JPL.
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This image shows a photograph of a portion of the integrated, four-layer lab-on-a-chip. Although small in size, the credit-card sized device can perform multiple laboratory tests.
Credit: Willis et al., 2008; Peter A. Willis, Lab Chip, 2008, DOI: 10.1039/b804265a
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This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image provides a look down into one of the long, dark, Cerberus Fossae troughs near 10.2°N, 202.6°W. Faulting and extension of the upper martian crust in this region has caused numerous troughs such as this to form. The trough walls expose layered bedrock that serves as a source for dark-toned debris that creates talus deposits. This picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left. Credit:NASA/Malin Space Science Systems.
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This image from a computer simulation shows the type of impact that could have created the Mars hemispheric dichotomy.
Credit: M. Marinova, O. Aharonson, E. Asphaug, UC Santa Cruz
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Three examples of PAH ultraviolet fluorescence with anthracene (blue), pyrene (blue-green) and pyrelene (yellow). From left to right, the fluorescence is apparent on glass slides, on PAH-doped peridotite granular targets on glass slides, and on a rock sample of peridotite. Image courtesy of M. Storrie-Lombardi.
Credit: Oregon State University, M. Storrie-Lombardi
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Jan-Peter Muller (left) and Michael Storrie-Lombardi (right) tested their experiment with the digital camera and Beagle 2 colored filters at Silver Lake, Calif., last year. Image courtesy of Jan-Peter Muller.
Credit: Oregon State University, Jan-Peter Muller
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The Viking Lander 2 landing site, Utopia Planitia. The new technique may help future Mars missions search for signs of life in martian soils.
Credit: NASA
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Cracks caused by the contraction of sulfate are evident in this image of the surface of Mars' Meridiani Planum site by NASA's Opportunity Rover.
Credit: NASA
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In this photo taken at the Atacama Desert in Chile, the ground has similar sulfate cracks to those seen on the surface of Mars. The researcher in the foreground is William Dietrich, UC Berkeley professor of geomorphology.
Credit: Ronald Amundson, UC Berkeley
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Co-author Jill Scott of Idaho National Laboratory with the laser-based optical and chemical imager (LOCI), which was used to identify organic molecules lodged inside terrestrial jarosite samples. Credit: Idaho National Laboratory.
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One of the jarosite samples taken from the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. Credit: Michelle Kotler.
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This image, taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shows a close up of the rock dubbed "El Capitan," which contains jarosite. The discovery of jarosite at the rover´ landing site helped scientists determine that the region once contained liquid water. Credit: NASA/JPL
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An artist's conception of a Mars Sample Return mission. Credit: JPL/NASA.
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Alaska is a very active area of the Earth.
Image credit: NASA
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This is the first image of a martian avalanche ever taken.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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A view of the Rio Tinto source. Image credit: Rull Pérez
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The contact Raman probe head taking a spectrum. Image credit: Rull Pérez
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The remote Raman displayed at Peña del Hierro, an important source of bacterial activity. Image credit: Rull Pérez
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Two researchers chase a large dust devil across the Arizona desert. Dust devils can form when ground temperatures are warmer than the surrounding.
Credit: NASA/U. of Michigan
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Members of the AMASE team prepare to test a prototype rover during the 2007 field season. Credit: ©2007 AMASE
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AMASE chief scientist Andrew Steele examines an ice coring tool used to look for evidence of life frozen deep within the ice. Credit: Kjell Ove Storvik/AMASE
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Credit: Kjell Ove Storvik/AMASE
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AMASE expedition leader Hans E F Amundsen explores a
Svalbard cliff face. Credit: AMASE
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A researcher uses a field-portable version of the CheMin X-Ray Diffraction/X-Ray Fluorescence (XRD/XRF) instrument developed by NASA Ames researcher David Blake. A miniaturized version is scheduled to be placed aboard the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory rover. Credit: David Blake
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Hynek collects a gas sample inside Cerro Negro's 1992 crater. Understanding the volcano´ gas chemistry aids in the team's microbiological and geochemical analyses. Credit: Karyn Rogers
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An engineering model of Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). The NASA rover, due to launch in 2009, will carry an X-ray instrument that Brian Hynek hopes to test first in the volcanic soils of Cerro Negro. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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This image shows the particles of dust captured by Phoenix and viewed
under the optical microscope. To the right is a 3-D representation of
the sample as seen by Phoenix's Atomic Force microscope, which has a
magnification 100x greater than the optical microscope.
Credit: NASA / U of Arizona / Imperial College London
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photo credit: Henry Bortman
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Engineers from Nuytco lower PLRP Co-PI Greg Slater into the waters of Pavilion Lake in one of the DeepWorker mini-subs. Credit: Henry Bortman
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A sample of the microbialites growing in Pavilion Lake. The white material on the left is the carbonate core, the green and purple slime on the left is the bacterial growth that coats the structures. Credit: Henry Bortman
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The two DeepWorker mini-subs (foreground) descend into Pavilion Lake., followed closely by CapComm, the floating communications center for the mission. Credit: Henry Bortman
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Artist's Concept of MAVEN, set to launch in 2013.
Credit: NASA
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Artist's concept: Disappearance of the ancient magnetic field may have triggered the loss of the Martian atmosphere.
Credit: NASA
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Domes on the Northern Plains.
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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Frosted Dunes
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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North Polar Layered Deposits
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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Awakening Dunes
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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