Curiosity Detects Organic Molecules

“We think life began on Earth around 3.8 billion years ago, and our result shows that places on Mars had the same conditions at that time – liquid water, a warm environment, and organic matter,”  – Caroline Freissinet, NASA Goddard

Caroline Freissinet. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Caroline Freissinet. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center