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Exploration Imagery
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S96-12610 --- This high-resolution scanning electron microscope image shows an unusual tube-like structural form that is less than 1/100th the width of a human hair in size found in meteorite ALH84001, a meteorite believed to be of Martian origin. Although this structure is not part of the research published in the Aug. 16 issue of the journal Science, it is located in a similar carbonate glob in the meteorite. This structure will be the subject of future investigations that could confirm whether or not it is fossil evidence of primitive life on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
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Photo-s96_12610
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Mars
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Mars 3
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Mars
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SPD-SPFLT-Photo-s96_12610
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http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/exploration/marsexploration/html/s96_12610.html