Rock samples from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover contain key ingredient for life

Martian rock samples collected by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover show signs of key ingredients for life as we know it on Earth.

The venerable Curiosity Rover drilled samples from Gale crater, the site of an ancient lake on Mars. Using these samples, scientists were able, for the first time, to measure the total amount of organic carbon in Martian rocks, according to a statement from NASA (opens in new tab).

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