Rock From Mars Heads Home After 600,000 Years on Earth

Rock From Mars Heads Home After 600,000 Years on Earth
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A small piece of rock will be hurled into space this week on one of the strangest interplanetary voyages ever attempted. A tiny piece of Martian basalt the size of a 10p coin will be launched on board a US robot probe on Thursday and propelled towards the red planet on a seven-month journey to its home world.

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