NASA discovers organic compounds on Mars

NASA discovers organic compounds on Mars
NASA discovers organic compounds on Mars

NASA's rover, Perseverance, has discovered carbon-containing organic chemicals at the bottom of some craters on Mars. According to, the scientific publication Space writes about it.

Researchers note that organic chemicals can be produced both biologically and non-biologically. However, there is no talk of discovering life on Mars.

Organic chemicals were found inside some of the rocks; in addition, dust particles were also found on the surface.

It is noteworthy that chemicals were also discovered by Curiosity's rover on Mars, although the material obtained by Perseverance allows the mapping of organic matter inside rocks.

Analysis of rocks PIXL detected large amounts of olivine crystals in combination with pyroxene crystals. This texture indicates that the crystals in the cooled magma slowly grew and formed, after which the stones were exposed to water. These data will allow scientists to study better the period of existence of water on Mars and the early history of the planet.

Samples of organic chemicals will be brought to Earth in 2031.

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