NASA Mars 2020 to Explore Prime Spot on Mars For Signs of Life

Scientists manning the Mars 2020 rover have identified an ideal spot for studying indications of ancient life. The rover is set to land on February 18, 2021, at Jezero Crater. The findings, released in the journal Icarus, depict deposits of carbonates along Jezero‚Äôs rim. The site is said to have had a lake about 3.5 billion years ago. Carbonates have helped to form hardy, fossil-like structures that can survive for billions of years, such as seashells and stromatolites and coral. Stromatolites are rocks formed from microbial life along seashores billions…

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