Life On Mars? The Curiosity rover found organic molecules on Mars. It’s not exactly “life on Mars” but it’s a good start: Organic compounds are the molecular building blocks of life on Earth. Scientists found the molecules in samples of mudstone in Gale crater, which—it is believed— was a lake billions of years ago. The mudstone contains special clays which […]
While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.
The Mars Science Laboratory mission is sending its largest rover to the red planet. That rover's name is Curiosity.