The University of Central Florida made fake Mars dirt, and now it’s selling it
Mars is a long, long way away, but it's abundantly clear that getting there is mankind's next great challenge. Space agencies from around the world are already working hard on various aspects of the first manned Mars missions, but planning for a visit to a planet where no human has ever set foot is incredibly difficult.
That's why researchers from the University of Central Florida are selling dirt.
It's not just any dirt, of course, but fake Mars dirt that the school says will be invaluable for any scientific mission which plans to make use of Martian material for its own purposes.
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