Mars rover finds organic compounds

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.

Has Curiosity found complex organics on Mars?

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.

Icy organics help understanding of origin of life

NASA scientists are zapping organics with lasers in an attempt to discover how life arose on Earth.

Organics appeared naturally as solar system formed

Complex organic compounds probably formed easily in the early solar system, say scientists at the University of Chicago and NASA Ames Research Center.

Next Mars rover to search for organics at Gale Crater

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.