April 5, 2002

Life on Mars hopes raised

Posted by jburk to Mars Pathfinder at April 5, 2002 12:00 PM

Scientists have found "intriguing" new evidence that may indicate there is life on Mars. An analysis of data obtained by the Pathfinder mission to the Red Planet in 1997 suggests there could be chlorophyll - the molecule used by plants and other organisms on Earth to extract energy from sunlight - in the soil close to the landing site.

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