Mars May Contain Fossilized Life

January 7, 2015 7:15 PM

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Is there fossilized life on Mars? Nora Noffke seems to think so: According to the geologist, rock forms shown in an image taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover illustrate a remarkable similarity to structures created by life on Earth. And while this isn’t concrete proof of life, like in the form of a bone or hair strand, it’s still a step closer to answering space scientists’ age-old question.

According to Discovery News, Noffke studied an image taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover of a Gillespie Lake outcrop, which is located in the Yellowknife Bay area of the Gale Crater. The rover arrived at that location on December 17th, 2012, on sol 125 of its mission. Theoretically, the area would be ...

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