Martian rocks contain early atmosphere!

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Martian rocks contain early atmosphere!

Postby jsc248 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:39 am

Hi gang,

In the search for life on Mars it may be that the rocks contain some of the most interesting pointers. Not in showing life directly, but in the showing that the rocks contain up to twice the level of carbon that is present in the present atmosphere. One of the richest areas of carbon rich rocks is in the Nili Fossae Plains and this image of the area by MRO shows this in stark detail. Take a look at the image and read the science here http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia19817/rocks-here-sequester-some-of-mars-early-atmosphere

John.
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