The NASA Rover Curiosity measured organic and chemical characteristics of the atmosphere around a tenfold surge of methane and found new molecules of organic origin in the stone dust. This is stated in the press service of NASA.
“Organic molecules containing carbon and hydrogen, usually are chemical basis for life, although they can exist without it. Findings Curiosity from other samples in the atmosphere while not reveal information about the possible existence of microbes on Mars, but the current results shed light on the chemical activity of the modern Mars and favourable conditions of life on Mars in the past,” the statement said.
In addition, Curiosity was taken the sample of water in the minerals from the rocks of the Cumberland at the bottom of the lake, dried over 3 billion years ago. The test showed that Mars has lost most of the water even before the formation of the lake and continued to lose water after.