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Bantycock gypsum quarry, near Newark, joins search for life on Mars

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A quarry near Newark is playing its part in an attempt to launch another rover to Mars.

It was discovered that minerals found on the Red Planet in a 2004 NASA expedition match those unearthed at Bantycock gypsum quarry.

As a result, Dr Louisa Preston, UK Space Agency Aurora Research Fellow and member of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum, has been brought in to collect samples.

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