Mars rocks may harbor signs of life from 4 billion years ago

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By: vaneesha gupta

This article is about how iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there. These rocks are essential because they will help to seek fossil evidence of life from billions of years ago. These rocks are rich in iron and a mineral called silica, which helps preserve fossils. The findings from the research of these rocks could help NASA’s next rover mission to the Red Planet. The US space agency’s Mars 2020 rover will collect rock samples to be returned to Earth for analysis by a future mission.

This article relates to technology and engineering because based on the research from the rocks, it would help to design the future rover. Engineering is involved because it requires a plan and process to build it.

 

Below is a link to the article:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180525123212.htm

 

Below is video that explains more about the 2020 Mission: