Life on Mars?
NASA scientists have found evidence of life on Mars, thanks to the Curiosity rover.
Powder extracted from rocks near the red planet’s Gale crater contains sulfur, nitrogen, and hydrogen – among other things – suggesting the terrain could have once been home to ancient microbes.
“A fundamental question for [Curiosity’s] mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment,” said Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, in a statement.
“From what we know now, the answer is yes.”
Curiosity also found clay minerals from an ancient river which may have contained other types of microbes.
“Curiosity is on a mission of discovery and exploration, and as a team we feel there are many more exciting discoveries ahead of us in the months and years to come.”
This is exciting news!
We can’t wait to see what other exciting things Curiosity will find.
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