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Scientists Spot Signs of Salty Water on Mars

Are temporary streaks on Martian hillsides a sign of salty water?

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Sep. 19, 2008

Mars

In this segment, we'll get the big picture on science on the planet Mars. From orbiting observatories to roving rovers to the ditch-digging Phoenix -- what have planetary scientists learned about Mars, and what remains to be discovered?

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Sep. 21, 2007

Mars Update

We get an update on the latest results from orbiting observations of Mars.

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