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Space Fact of the Week

New Discoveries from Mars Rover

The latest from the Red Planet provides more insight on recently discovered organic matter, which allows scientists to look deeper into the possibility of present and past life there. NASA's Curiosity rover found organic compounds and minerals in the soil as well as methane in the atmosphere, which are several of the 'building blocks of life' here on Earth. These findings come from a 3-billion year old sample, when conditions on the planet could have been suitable for life. Though these findings do not provide evidence of life, scientists believe "we are on the right track."

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