Fair, A. G. (2020). Organic chemistry on a cool and wet young Mars. Nature Astronomy 4, 5, 446-447 DOI: 10.1038/s41550-020-1098-z
The Curiosity rover is unveiling the persistence of habitable environments more than three-billion years ago at Gale crater, Mars. New analyses of Gale’s ancient sediments show that chemical processing of organic material occurred on a liquid-water rich and freezing early Mars.