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Minerals and the search for life on Mars

Understanding if life could ever have existed on Mars is one of the most challenging scientific questions facing us in the 21st Century. We know that the Martian surface at present is an arid environment bombarded with ultraviolet radiation, so … Continue reading

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The first glimpse of another world

On the 28th November 1659 Christiaan Huygens observed Mars with the relatively new invention of the telescope and became the first person in history to document a feature on another planet’s surface. He did not have sufficient magnification to discern … Continue reading

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