August 21, 2014

New Mineral Hints at Livable Mars LiveScience

Posted by tourdemars to Meteorites at August 21, 2014 4:29 PM

A tiny, clay-filled bubble found in a Martian meteorite boosts the chances that Mars was habitable for life, according to a new study. While scientists have not yet found proof that life exists on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence that the planet could have supported life in the past. Clay minerals discovered by the rover suggest liquid water, in rivers, lakes and streams, once flowed on Mars' surface. The new study also discovered evidence for clay minerals on Mars, but the clues come from a Martian meteorite that fell in Egypt in 1911.
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