organic material on mars

Rover detects ancient organic material on Mars – and it could be trace of past life!

 Rover detects ancient organic material on Mars – and it could be trace of past life!

It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had  found evidence for past life on Mars in 1996. What they claimed they had discovered was a fossilized micro-organism in a Martian meteorite, which they argued was evidence that there has once been life on the Red Planet. Sadly, most scientists dismissed this claim in the decade that followed – finding other explanations for the rock’s formation.