Mars had the right stuff for life, scientists find

Handout photo of a set of images comparing rocks seen by NASA's Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of MarsBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Seven months after NASA's rover Curiosity landed on Mars to assess if the planet most like Earth had the ingredients for life, scientists have their answer: Yes. Analysis of powdered samples drilled out from inside an ancient and once water-soaked rock at the rover's Gale Crater landing site show clays, sulfates and other minerals that are all key to life, scientists told reporters at NASA headquarters in Washington and on a conference call on Tuesday. …


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