Life on Mars: New Mars Rover will drill into young craters where ‘building blocks’ might survive | Mail Online

Life on Mars: New Mars Rover will drill into young craters where ‘building blocks’ might survive | Mail Online.

Mars Rover-Nader Nazemi

The car-sized Mars Rover Curiosity is lowered to the surface by a Nasa ‘sky crane’. The vehicle is expected to land in August
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The car-sized Mars Rover Curiosity is lowered to the surface by a Nasa ‘sky crane‘. The vehicle is expected to land in August

NASA Rover Curiosity- Nader Nazemi

Curiosity: Nasa will launch its car size rover this Saturday, in this picture the rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of the rover’s arm, which extends about 2 meters
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Curiosity: Nasa will launch its car size rover this Saturday, in this picture the rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of the rover’s arm, which extends about 2 meters


This is amazing. Just like the movie Prometheus, maybe we will find life on Mars and better understand out origins and the origins of the Solar System. At one time Mars was fully alive with lush rivers and jungles and teaming with life. This latest rover can confirm our guesstimates. It would be wonderful to find signs of water just beneath the surface as well to support future manned expeditions. 

Illustration and factbox on the Mars Science Laboratory which launches on Saturday



Car-sized probe to arrive on planet in August
Equipped with drill that can probe beneath surface
First machine that could uncover ‘building blocks’ of life

The drill on Nasa’s car-sized curiosity Rover won’t have to dig too deep to find evidence of life when it arrives on the Red Planet this August.A new study suggests that just digging inches beneath the surface could uncover complex organic molecules that could show that life once existed on Mars. The scoop on Curiosity, which is due to arrive on Mars in August, will dig four inches beneath the surface – enough to find the complex building blocks of life, particularly in new craters excavated by recent asteroid impacts.

This is amazing News !!!

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