NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars


GREENBELT, Md., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian sediments. The nitrogen was detected in the form of nitric oxide, and could be released from…

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