Organic product, methane, found in soil samples from Mars
|June 8, 2018||Posted by News under Extraterrestrial life|
Organic matter has been found on Mars in soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater by the Curiosity rover, NASA announced Thursday. The rover has also detected methane in the Martian atmosphere.
It is not evidence for life as such, but methane is mostly produced on Earth by life forms.
See also: Signs of life on Mars from 4 billion years ago?