Extraterrestrial life moves one step closer

Last week NASA announced their discovery of evidence that Mars could have once sustained life. The Curiosity rover has found sedimentary rock on the planet containing carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen phosphorus, and sulphur - all the elements important for supporting life as we know it.

This isn't proof that life DID ever take hold on the planet, but coupled with clear evidence for the past existence of running water, non-lethal levels of oxidising chemicals and now the key building blocks of life, it's becoming increasingly likely that life itself will be found - possibly in the upcoming ESA mission to the red planet.

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Last updated: 18/04/2018 06:33:00

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