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2005-Sep-07, 04:02 PM
SUMMARY: Spirit is reaching out to test the nearby rock, "Adirondack", which controllers targeted to get a better understanding of its composition and origin; it will be performing a series of tests today and tonight. The rover already used its instruments to examine a patch of soil near the lander and found some surprising results: the soil in Gusev Crater seems volcanic in origin, not sedimentary. Its instruments have also found the presence of a mineral called olivine, which doesn't resist weathering very well and is normally evidence of volcanic deposits.

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