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Asteroids, Hydrogen Make Great Recipe for Life on Mars


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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover

Data from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover were used in a new paper studying how asteroids impacting the ancient Martian atmosphere could have produced key ingredients to life. Those data were provided by Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

A new study reveals asteroid impacts on ancient Mars could have produced key ingredients for life if the Martian atmosphere was rich in hydrogen.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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