posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 12:30 PM
Scientists say the Martian soil at the rover Curiosity's landing site contains minerals similar to what's found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea
volcano.An analysis revealed it contained feldspar and olivine, minerals typically associated with volcanic eruptions. Mission scientists say the
Martian soil is similar to volcanic soil on the flanks of Mauna
I didn't see this posted yet, seems an interesting find that their once was possible volcanic activity on Mars. The article didn't state about any
other type of analysis of the soil. see what Curiosity digs up next when it turns toward the mountain near the end of the year. It will be interesting
to see if it finds any clues to past life on the planet.