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NASA rover finds active ancient organic chemistry on Mars

NASA rover finds active, ancient organic chemistry on Mars

Provided by Dwayne Brown, NASA NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic...

Latest Martian meteorite Stories

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2014-12-03 07:14:10

An international team of scientists, using data from a Martian meteorite, reports that life on Mars is more likely than previously thought.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU
2014-09-16 11:35:51

A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.

Martian Meteorites Offer Evidence Of Early Atmosphere On Red Planet
2014-04-17 06:47:34

Martian meteorites that fell to Earth are revealing secrets of an early atmosphere on Mars that is hidden in the chemical signatures of each ancient rock. Geologists, who collected and studied 40 of these otherworldly rocks, have found an important key...

2014-04-16 23:02:29

Data will help scientists read Curiosity Mars rover samples for signs of life, says UMD coauthor of study published today in Nature. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Meteorite Reveals Martian Secrets
2013-11-21 07:06:46

A new study has uncovered what may be the first recognized example of ancient Martian crust. The rock, designated NWA 7533, holds a wealth of information about the origin and age of Mars' crust.

Curiosity Sampling Confirms Earth Meteorites Are From Mars
2013-10-16 16:04:54

NASA's Curiosity rover has proven some of the meteorites discovered have indeed come from the Red Planet, according to a new study published by the American Geophysical Union.

Martian Meteorite Age Puzzle Solved
2013-07-25 04:47:27

Occasionally, a meteorite is found on Earth with peculiar origin: Mars. Anytime a large object, such as an asteroid or comet, impacts the surface Mars chunks of rock are ejected into outer space. Over time, some of these stones will make their way to Earth, impacting the ground as meteorites.

Mars May Have Had Oxygen Atmosphere Four Billion Years Ago
2013-06-19 19:49:24

Oxford University scientists reported in the journal Nature that Mars may have had an oxygen-rich atmosphere four billion years ago.

Martian Meteorite Has Building Block Of Life
2013-06-12 11:41:42

A Martian meteorite discovered in Antarctica was found to contain some of the early building blocks of life.

Secrets To Life On Mars Could Be Revealed With Meteorite Studies
2013-05-02 14:56:21

Currently, if scientists want to study meteorites that had originated from the red planet, they have to rely upon celestial travelers that arrived on this planet so long ago they now possess characteristics that tell of their time on Earth.


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