Curiosity has found solid evidence of life on Mars




Curiosity has found solid evidence of life on Mars March 12, 2013

Agency NASA was quick to share breaking news on the rover Curiosity , which recently came after “hibernation” and began working in emergency mode. According to experts of NASA, the rover found evidence that in the past Mars was suitable for living organisms. These are the results of analysis of samples from the rock.

The resulting powder is able to detect traces of sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon. All of these chemical components necessary for microbial life. Samples for analysis were taken in the low Yellowknife Bay. According to scientists, a million years ago, this place was the channel of the lake or take back the river.

“We found an environment that millions of years ago there was habitable microorganisms. We could drink the water here, if it had time to catch ”

– Said project manager John Grottsinger MSL (John Grotzinger).

Unfortunately, the next life, or fossilized organic rover Curiosity has been found. However, NASA scientists claim that it was the first to discover the most tangible evidence of the existence of life on other planets.

“This is what we call a sensation”

– Said David Blake (David Blake), a developer onboard the rover’s spectrometer CheMin, designed to study the chemical and mineralogical composition of the soil of the Red Planet. It is thanks to this tool have found that the chosen drilling Mount for 20 percent consists of clay minerals in the formation of which plays a role fresh water.

Analysis of the samples also showed a content of oxidized and oxidized chemicals, microorganisms that support life on Earth.

In the next few days, the rover Curiosity again takes up the drill once again to try their luck at the same place. If traces of microorganisms is detected and a second time, it will continue its journey to the mountain of Mount Sharp.

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