Life on Mars still beyond our reach to discover it

San Jose Mercury News – Life on Mars still beyond our reach to discover it. “There may have once been life on Mars, but for now, it is beyond our technological reach to find it. The soil chemistry at the site the rover Curiosity is exploring and radiation from space, combined with the limits of our tools, means it is impossible to detect molecules of organic carbon compounds that are the hallmark of living organisms on Earth, NASA scientists said Monday in San Francisco… “We found a habitat where, if life was present, it would have been sustained,” said NASA Ames senior scientist David Blake of Moffett Field, designer of the kit analyzing the Red Planet’s soil and rocks.”

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