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Geologists Take a Trip to the Red Planet

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Science  04 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5395, pp. 1807-1809
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5395.1807

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TORONTO-- When more than 5000 geologists gathered here on 26 to 29 October for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, a highlight was Mars. The latest data from the Mars Global Surveyor lend credence to an early ocean, a new view of data from Mars Pathfinder questions whether Mars had plate tectonics, and lab work suggests a new, definitive test for life on Mars.

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