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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Discovers Possible Organic Compounds in Mars Crater Rocks

This Perseverance rover Mastcam-Z enhanced color photo mosaic shows a butte near Jezero crater informally dubbed “Kodiak” by the rover team. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS; edited by Jim Bell/ASU Rock samples from the Jezero crater analyzed by NASA Established in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal …

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Mars rover digs up intriguing clues in the hunt for life beyond Earth

Mars rover digs up intriguing clues in the hunt for life beyond Earth

Comment on this story Comment On the floor of a shallow crater on Mars, the NASA rover Perseverance has hit what scientists are hoping is pay dirt. Martian rocks excavated by the rover show signs of a watery past and are loaded with the kind of organic molecules that are the foundation for life as …

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Tantalizing Science and Dangerous Hazards: NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Reaches Long-Awaited Salty Region

Tantalizing Science and Dangerous Hazards: NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Reaches Long-Awaited Salty Region

Low-angle self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Mars Rover has arrived at a special region believed to have formed as Mars’ climate was drying. After trekking this summer through a narrow, sand-lined pass, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recently arrived in the “sulfate-bearing unit.” This long-sought region of Mount Sharp is enriched with abundant …

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity reaches intriguing salty site after treacherous journey

After a treacherous journey, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has reached an area that is thought to have formed billions of years ago when the Red Planet’s water disappeared. This region of Mount Sharp, the Curiosity rover’s Martian stomping ground, is rich in salty minerals that scientists think were left behind when streams and ponds dried …

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China's Mars rover finds hints of catastrophic floods

China’s Mars rover finds hints of catastrophic floods

A radar on Zhurong can penetrate the surface to a depth of 100 meters.Credit: Xinhua/Shutterstock China’s Zhurong rover has peered deep under the surface of Mars, finding evidence of two major floods that probably shaped the region the robot has been exploring since it landed in May 2021. An analysis published in Nature today1 is …

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Cell Rover: Exploring and augmenting the inner world of the cell

Cell Rover: Exploring and augmenting the inner world of the cell

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have designed a miniature antenna that can operate wirelessly inside a living cell, opening up possibilities in medical diagnostics and treatment and other scientific processes because of the antenna’s potential for monitoring and even directing cellular activity in real-time. “The most exciting aspect of this research is that we …

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Mars Perseverance Rover Finds Organic Matter in Rock

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Finds Intriguing Organic Matter in Rock

This story is part of Welcome to Marsour series exploring the red planet. In just a year and a half on Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover has absolutely rocked its mission. The agency held a briefing Thursday to discuss highlights from the scientific mission so far, and it was a celebration of rock samples and the …

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Mars Perseverance rover collects organic-rich samples in Jezero Crater

Mars Perseverance rover collects organic-rich samples in Jezero Crater

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! NASA said its Mars Perseverance rover has collected rock-core samples in an area long considered by scientists to be a top candidate for finding signs of ancient microbial life. In an update, the team said its latest findings provide greater detail of the region, with the rover …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover finds organic matter on Mars in rock samples

NASA’s Perseverance rover is investigating signs of ancient life on Mars, and has now collected some of the most promising samples from the Red Planet yet. According to NASA, several rock samples containing organic matter were found in Jezero Crater, a 28-mile wide crater home to what scientists believe was once a river delta that …

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