Mars Rover Finds Traces Of Carbon In Soil Sample

The CBS Evening News javascript:mediaPopup(‘http://media.bulletinnews.com/playclip.aspx?clipid=8cf9fa5fb24570c&pub=nasa#20121204113857143232218166′) (12/3, story 8, 1:50, Pelley, 5.58M) reported that the Mars rover “Curiosity’s on-board chemical lab found a trace of carbon, an essential building block of life” in a soil sample. NASA’s next task is to determine where the materials originated. Michael Meyer, head of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, explained that “it could be material that traveled to Mars on board Curiosity.”