Promote Your Attorney Profile on Law.net - Get Found / Earn More!
Diane Guerrero Tells Story of Family’s Deportation
Diane Guerrero Tells Story of Family’s Deportation
State of Emergency Declared in Missouri in Anticipation of Grand Jury’s Decision
State of Emergency Declared in Missouri in Anticipation of Grand Jury&...
Attack at Jerusalem Synagogue Kills Four Worshipers
Attack at Jerusalem Synagogue Kills Four Worshipers
LGBT Advocate Discusses Coming Out of the Closet
LGBT Advocate Discusses Coming Out of the Closet
Legal Job Listings

Curiosity Rover Discovers Elements Needed for Life on Mars

On Tuesday, during a press conference, it was revealed that the Curiosity rover from NASA found evidence that ancient Mars had the elements necessary to support life. Curiosity sampled a rock back in February that consisted of hydrogen, sulfur, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen and phosphorous. All of these elements are necessary for a living organism. A statement from NASA said that a streambed contained minerals that probably formed in “relatively fresh water.”

“We have characterized a very ancient, but strangely new ‘gray Mars’ where conditions once were favorable for life,” said John Grotzinger, Mars Science Laboratory project scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., in the statement. “Curiosity is on a mission of discovery and exploration, and as a team we feel there are many more exciting discoveries ahead of us in the months and years to come.”

“A fundamental question for this mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment,” added Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program in Washington. “From what we know now, the answer is yes.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The sample analyzed by Curiosity was found in the “Yellowknife Bay” area of Mars. It was analyzed aboard the rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM). The rover first found organic matter on Mars in December of 2012.

Curiosity Rover Discovers Elements Needed for Life on Mars by

Tagged: , , ,

Posted by on March 13, 2013. Filed under Breaking News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Corporate Associate with 2-3 years of Corporate Law Experience
USA-DC-Washington

Top international law firm is seeking a corporate associate for their DC office, with 2-3 years of corporate law experience, to focus on global reorganizations matters. While prior experience with reo...

Related Posts: