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Ancient Zircon Minerals From Mars Reveal Its Elusive Internal Structure

The uranium-bearing mineral zircon is an abundant constituent of Earth’s continental crust, providing information about the age and origin of the continents and large geological features such as mountain chains and giant volcanoes. But unlike Earth, the crust of Mars is not evolved and is compositionally similar to the crust found under the Earth’s oceans, ...

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A partial eclipse of Mars.