Mystery Lotto Winner Found

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Mystery Lotto Winner Found After her photo was distributed to media outlets, the mystery woman who is believed to have won a $23 million lotto jackpot five months ago came forward. The winner, who was able to find the lucky ticket in her car, was notified by her daughter who saw the photo in the newspaper. If the winner had not come forward by close of business Nov. 26, the money would have gone to California schools.

Image credit: California Lottery/AP Photo

Martian Soil The Curiosity rover has finished the first analysis of Martian sand and the results are in. The red planet's soil has minerals that are similar to those found in the soil at Hawaiian volcanoes.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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