22 Nov '12, 12pm

Has Curiosity discovered organic compounds on Mars?

Has Curiosity discovered organic compounds on Mars?

What’s the big deal? The discovery is connected to Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars instrument (SAM) which analyzes soil for organic compounds — the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it. While the rover isn’t designed to detect life – finding organic compounds would suggest the possibility that an early Mars once had life similar to an early Earth.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/11/21/has-curiosity-discover...

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