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Organic Compounds on Mars

Mars Curiosity Rover

by Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Fleet Science Center

 

The latest news from Mars Curiosity is awesome!

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, NASA announced the Mars Curiosity rover discovered evidence of organic compounds in the soil of Mars and methane in the Martian atmosphere. The Curiosity rover is a mobile chemistry laboratory, capable of measuring chemicals in the soil and atmosphere. It’s been doing measurements in Gale Crater since August 2012.

A few things to note:

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Curiosity Mars Rover

Over 500 attendees gathered to celebrate the Curiosity Mars Rover Landing at the Fleet Science Center. For more information on Curiosity, click here.

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