Sunday, September 4, 2011

That touch of zinc

knocks at red-stained Martian soil,
feels that touch of zinc.

Giddiness and excitement swept over NASA scientists Thursday after a small rover discovered a rock on Mars that could suggest life on the red planet ... Opportunity, NASA's small exploratory rover, treaded over Mars' 13.6 mile wide crater called Endeavor in early August ... Mission scientists have described the rock as "full of zinc and bromine, elements that, at least for rocks on Earth, would be suggestive of geology formed with heat and water" ... HuffPost Tech

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