Curiosity recently discovered carbon-containing compounds in an ancient lakebed, as well as shifting levels of the organic molecule methane in the Martian atmosphere. A researcher of Maryland based Goddard space centre of NASA informed the Carbon element found on Mars planet is not the exact evidence of life.
They could be evidence for the development of ancient life on Mars but they could also have come from a meteorite or other sources, Efe reported. Although the surface of Mars is inhospitable today, there is evidence that in the distant past, the Martian climate allowed the presence of liquid water-an essential ingredient for life-at the surface.
"We were a bit puzzled; we weren't sure what those molecules really meant in the bigger picture of the search for life", said biogeochemist at NASA Goddard and lead author of the study, Jennifer Eigenbrode. Should Nasa not make it beforehand, Europe's ExoMars rover due to land on the planet in 2020 will drill deeper than Curiosity can.
Stranger Things is getting a prequel tie-in novel
This fall's companion book will be titled Stranger Things: World Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion . A franchise of books based on Netflix's Stranger Things is in the works from Penguin Random House , EW has confirmed.
Rafael Nadal extends record with dominant French Open title
The first set had taken 57 minutes, in stiflingly humid conditions, but there was to be no let-up for the underdog in the second. Nadal had another massage at 5-2 and he ended Thiem's ordeal on his fifth match point when the Austrian returned long.
Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria's Idlib: monitor
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The studies were conducted using evidence collected by NASA's Curiosityrover, which is now rolling around the Martian surface. On Thursday scientists said the rover found potential building blocks of life in an ancient lakebed and confirmed seasonal increases in atmospheric methane. About 95 percent of the methane in Earth's atmosphere is produced from biological activity, though the scientists said it is too soon to know if the Martian methane also is related to life. Samples taken from two different drill sites on the lake bed have been found to contain complex organic molecules that look very similar to the fossilized building blocks of oil and gas on Earth. The result of this finding could make for further discovery for future missions to ascertain the source of the methane. The research hints that-just maybe-there was a life on Mars, or still is hiding somewhere underground.
Scientists agree more powerful spacecraft-and, ideally, rocks returned to Earth from Mars-are needed to prove whether tiny organisms like bacteria ever existed on the red planet. The experiment involved scientists heating the rock fragments to more than 900 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a close inspection of the molecules that wafted away.
By examining data spanning almost three Martian years (six Earth years), Webster and his colleagues discerned the first repeating pattern in Martian methane.
"We were kind of shocked to see that with the seasons, the signal changes by a factor of three, which is a huge change and completely unexpected", says Chris Webster, a rover scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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As he entered G7 meetings in Quebec, he thanked residents for hosting world leaders and kept walking past reporters. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace? Trudeau made an error.
Ali Bashar, a failed asylum seeker, reportedly confessed to the crime after being detained by police in Iraqi Kurdistan. Seehofer said Bashar's return was but "small consolation" for the victim's parents who he said were in his thoughts.
More than 5,000 survivors took part in the proceedings against Bemba, said Amnesty's head of worldwide justice, Solomon Sacco. He said Bemba would probably go to Belgium to meet with his family there before returning to Congo after he is released.
Later confirmed by IGN , Dead or Alive 6 is officially scheduled to release in 2019 for Xbox One , PlayStation 4 , and PC. For instance, Dead or Alive 6 places a far greater emphasis on the injuries a fighter sustains during a match.
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Trump says he may pardon late boxing hero Muhammad Ali
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LI pizza delivery man granted stay of deportation
He would have to get a waiver as people who have spent more than a year in the US illegally can't re-enter for a decade. As a result, his voluntary departure order became a final order of removal, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.