Atlas 5 Rocket Heads For Mars To Look For Life

Posted by | November 26, 2011 19:51 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Mars rover costing $2.5 billion just left on an 8 1/2 month, 352-million-mile trip to look for life on Mars.

The primary goal of the mission is to determine if Mars ever had a habitable environment at some point in its history, areas where the three necessities of life–water, energy, and carbon compounds–existed in concert.

The first two are now well established, thanks to earlier Mars missions that showed Mars was once a much warmer, wetter world. But the search for carbon compounds is a much more challenging proposition.

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