NASA Curiosity rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars.

@article{Voosen2018NASACR,
  title={NASA Curiosity rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars.},
  author={Paul Voosen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={360 6393},
  pages={
          1054-1055
        }
}
Since NASA9s Curiosity rover landed on Mars in 2012, it has sifted samples of soil and ground-up rock for signs of organic molecules—the complex carbon chains that on Earth form the building blocks of life. Past detections have been so faint that they could be just contamination. Now, samples taken from two different drill sites on an ancient lakebed have yielded complex organic macromolecules that look strikingly similar to kerogen, the goopy fossilized building blocks of oil and gas on Earth… 

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