Curiosity Rover Photo Suggests That Life May Have Existed On Mars

January 11, 2015 9:51 PM

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Curiosity Rover Photo Suggests That Life May Have Existed On Mars

A study published in the journal Astrobiology states that some prominent sedimentary rocks shown in Mars Curiosity photos have a remarkable similarity to structures created by life on Earth.

According to geobiologist Nora Noffke, the images of the Mars Curiosity Rover at the Gillespie Lake outcrop, situated in the Gale Crater, are similar to structures and shapes left by carpets of microbes that colonize drying lakebeds. Similar signs were used last year to date the oldest known life on...

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