A recent discovery has now supported the claims that Mars hosted life in the past. The curiosity rover has been studying rocks over an elevation range of about 200 meters which covers a time period of millions to hundreds of millions of years.
Throughout this time, it harbored an ancient Martian lake, which was changing continually but not enough to preclude life from existing.
It also discovered boron, which is the first time that this element has been found on the Red Planet.
“We are seeing chemical complexity indicating a long, interactive history with the water. The more complicated the chemistry is, the better it is for habitability,” John Grotzinger, Curiosity team member and geologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, explained in a press release.
Curiosity has concluded that the ancient lake was initially full of fresh water, but became more acidic over time. Despite these changes, they believe the area still remained habitable.
If these conditions were the same as they were on Earth it’s likely that life could have thrived on the Red Planet.
With more discoveries, will likely find the truth about life on Mars.
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