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Breakthrough Findings on Mars Organics and Mars Methane

7 Jun 2018, 18:21 UTC
Breakthrough Findings on Mars Organics and Mars Methane ESA/MPS for OSIRIS Team, MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

A decades-long quest for incontrovertible and complex Martian organics — the chemical building blocks of life — is over.

After almost six years of searching, drilling and analyzing on Mars, the Curiosity rover team has conclusively detected three types of naturally-occurring organics that had not been identified before on the planet.

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