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Side Trips from Interstate 5: Sutter Buttes

Side Trips from Interstate 5: Sutter Buttes

The Sutter Buttes are an oak-studded island of extinct volcanoes in the Sacramento Valley bottomlands. Step off the freeway to see California's nearest thing to Shangri-La.

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A Most Earthly Mineral on Mars

A Most Earthly Mineral on Mars

The planet Mars tantalizes with its resemblance to parts of Earth. Now space geologists with their trusty field assistant, the rover Opportunity, have found gypsum veins there like those in our own countryside.

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