December 4, 2012

Why Water on Mars Is Heavier than Earth's

Bas den Hond, Cosmos Magazine

AP Photo

Samples from a small mound of dust on Mars contain five times as much ‘heavy water’, than you would find in a similar sample on Earth.

The dust was analysed by the three soil experiments on board NASA’s latest rover on the planet, Curiosity.

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TAGGED: Curiosity (rover), Mars, Isotopes, Water


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