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NASA’s Perseverance rover *might* have found signs of life on Mars.

There are no Martians walking around up there waiting to greet us, but Perseverance was able to identify organic chemicals inside some of the planet’s rocks. So this isn’t now-life, but it might be evidence of ancient life.

Of course, this isn’t a slam-dunk sign of life. Space.com was very firm about this in their story on the discovery. “To be clear: This is not a detection of Mars life. Organics can be produced by both biological and non-biological means, and more work is needed to figure out what processes generated the Jezero compounds.”

Ok, but this is pretty exciting.

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