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NASA’s Mars Odyssey took this picture over the part of Valles Marineris. It is a false-color infrared picture and each color represents a different type of rock, sediment, or dust.
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The Odyssey Spacecraft Brings News from Mars!
News story originally written on December 18, 2002

Scientists have been looking at the water and the rocks on Mars and they have found some interesting things.

They found huge amounts of water ice in the ground near the north pole of Mars. There is probably even more ice at the north pole than there is at the Martian south pole.

Other scientists have been looking at pictures of surface of Mars. They found interesting craters and layers of rock. Some of the new pictures of Mars show rock layers that look like the Grand Canyon on Earth!


Last modified December 18, 2002 by Lisa Gardiner.

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