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A Piece of Mars is Going Home

13 Feb 2018, 20:02 UTC
A Piece of Mars is Going Home NASA/JPL-Caltech

A chunk of Mars will soon be returning home.

A piece of a meteorite called Sayh al Uhaymir 008 (SaU008) will be carried on board NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, now being built at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. This chunk will serve as target practice for a high-precision laser on the rover's arm.

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