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 a powder drilled from 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, the scientists told a news conference at NASA's headquarters on Tuesday. …


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