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Keywords:

  • Mars;
  • NASA’s Curiosity Rover;
  • habitable environment

Following an analysis of a Martian rock sample that was drilled into by an instrument on board NASA's Curiosity Rover, agency and project scientists announced at a 12 March briefing that they now have evidence indicating that an area near where the rover landed in Gale Crater last August could have once supported ancient microbial life.