Mars Orbiter Indicates Mars Was Habitable
The latest research indicates Mars was habitable because of a new mineral found on the planet
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found an important mineral on the Martian surface that leads researchers to believe the planet once was hospitable to life.
The MRO found carbonates, which is formed in alkaline water when water and carbon dioxide mix with calcium, magnesium or iron. Carbonates can be found on Earth in locations where life survives, which makes it a significant find on the Red Planet.