mrt 132013
 
Conditions on Mars Once Favorable for Life

  An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.   Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon — some of the key chemical ingredients for life — in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed [continue reading]

jan 182013
 
Following the ‘Yellowknife Road’ to Martian Wet Area

    Instrument confirms presence of gypsum and related minerals   Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the French Space Agency have tracked a trail of minerals that point to the prior presence of water at the Curiosity rover site on Mars. The Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity Rover recently took this photo of the [continue reading]