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NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

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Curiosity rover, Mount Sharp, Mars

This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.

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