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Beyond water on Mars

Nature Geoscience volume 2, pages 231233 (2009) | Download Citation

Mars exploration has been guided by the search for water. The more complex quest by Mars Science Laboratory for habitable environments should illuminate the Martian environmental history, and possibly deliver insights into extraterrestrial life.

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Acknowledgements

Work on Mars Science Laboratory was sponsored by NASA. J. Crisp, W. Fischer, A. Knoll, R. Milliken, E. Stolper and A. Vasavada commented on the manuscript.

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  1. John Grotzinger is in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.  grotz@gps.caltech.edu

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