Posted by | January 20, 2013 17:55 | Filed under: Top Stories

A US spacecraft orbiting the planet reveals information that supports the theory that life once existed there.

Spectrometer data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows traces of carbonate and clay minerals usually formed in the presence of water at the bottom of the 1.4-mile (2.2-kilometer) deep McLaughlin Crater.

“These new observations suggest the formation of the carbonates and clay in a groundwater-fed lake within the closed basin of the crater,” NASA said of the findings, which were published in the online edition of Nature Geoscience.

By: Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.