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Archetype0ne
04-11-21, 03:36
An international team of space researchers working with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has found previously unknown organic molecules on Mars using a new experiment aboard the Curiosity rover. The results are published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

More information: M. Millan et al, Organic molecules revealed in Mars's Bagnold Dunes by Curiosity's derivatization experiment, Nature Astronomy (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41550-021-01507-9 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41550-021-01507-9)

bicicleur 2
04-11-21, 08:47
cool

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Galaxy Overlord
04-11-21, 09:06
To increase your hope of us potentially finding alien life one day, I suggest everyone read the Miller-Urey Experiment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller%E2%80%93Urey_experiment

bicicleur 2
04-11-21, 09:21
To increase your hope of us potentially finding alien life one day, I suggest everyone read the Miller-Urey Experiment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller%E2%80%93Urey_experiment

what about the plans to alter the atmosphere on Mars in order to make it habitable for humans?

bigsnake49
04-11-21, 21:40
what about the plans to alter the atmosphere on Mars in order to make it habitable for humans?
There are plans to terraform Mars and part of that is altering the atmosphere. A major determinant on human life on Mars is finding easily available water in the form of ice or below ground.