The hunt for life on Mars: new findings on rock ‘chimneys’ could hold key to success

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The search for life on Mars has taken a step forward with the NASA Curiosity rover’s discovery of organic matter on the bottom of what was once a lake. It may once have been part of an alien life form or it might have a non-biological origin – either way this carbon would have provided a food source for any organic living thing in the vicinity.

 

Period11 Jun 2018

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  • TitleThe hunt for life on Mars: new findings on rock ‘chimneys’ could hold key to success
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date11/06/18
    DescriptionThe search for life on Mars has taken a step forward with the NASA Curiosity rover’s discovery of organic matter on the bottom of what was once a lake. It may once have been part of an alien life form or it might have a non-biological origin – either way this carbon would have provided a food source for any organic living thing in the vicinity.
    Producer/AuthorAlexander Brasier, David Wacey, Mike Rogerson
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/the-hunt-for-life-on-mars-new-findings-on-rock-chimneys-could-hold-key-to-success-97998
    PersonsAlexander Thomas Brasier, David Wacey, Mike Rogerson