Traces of Life Spotted on Mars? Not Likely, Curiosity Team Says

January 9, 2015 11:53 PM

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Traces of Life Spotted on Mars? Not Likely, Curiosity Team Says

Intriguing features photographed by NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars probably don't have a biological origin, mission team members say.

An outside researcher recently analyzed photos that Curiosity took of an ancient sedimentary outcrop called Gillespie Lake, and noted some similarities to "microbially induced sedimentary structures" here on Earth.

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