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Life May Have Existed On Mars For Over 100 Million Years, Rover Data Concludes

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Large parts of Mars were probably capable of supporting life for over 100 million years, new observations by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity published Tuesday suggest.

Curiosity observed 650 feet of rocks laid down over hundreds of millions of years and found that Mars’ environment changed considerably over its geologic history, but that it always would have been possible for life to form or survive.

“For that entire history [of Mars], it seems to have been favorable [for life],” Dr. John Grotzinger, a Curiosity science team member at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, told Space.com. “This is all very good for habitability over long periods of time.” – READ MORE

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