NASA's confirmed rumors that the Curiosity rover has found organic compounds on Mars - but says they're probably not a sign of life, and likely came from Earth.
Space nuts may get an early Christmas present this year: rumors are flying that NASA is preparing to announce the discovery of organic molecules on Mars - a possible sign of life.
NASA scientists are zapping organics with lasers in an attempt to discover how life arose on Earth.
Complex organic compounds probably formed easily in the early solar system, say scientists at the University of Chicago and NASA Ames Research Center.
NASA's picked the site for the next Mars rover landing - a spot inside the planet's Gale crater that the scientists say just might reveal whether the planet could have supported life.