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Habitability, Taphonomy, and Curiosity's Hunt for Organic Carbon

Lots of people ask questions about how the Curiosity mission, and future missions, will forge ahead to begin with looking for evidence of past life on Mars. There is nothing simple or straightforward about looking for life.

Space is vast. There's a lot of exploring to do.

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