First responses by the mission of the rover Curiosity: "unlikely that the Martian surface there are traces of life"

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First responses by the mission of the rover Curiosity: "unlikely that the Martian surface there are traces of life"


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E 'unlikely that the surface of Mars there may be traces of past life it', let alone life forms present. To have this evidence bisognera 'explore the ground: it told ANSA the Curiosity mission manager, Richard Cook, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA, in Naples for the International Congress of Astronautics. "It 's very unlikely - noted - that Curiosity can find traces of life on the surface because' this and 'highly exposed to ultraviolet radiation." In any case, he added, "Curiosity and 'the first vehicle to use on another planet instruments for chemical analysis of the soil: this and' a great record, so 'as the recent discovery of traces of an ancient course d' Water on Mars ". E 'was still identified with the help of satellites, it said Cook, a particularly promising Mount Sharp: "in this area will focus searches Curiosity soon come' to your destination." Mount Sharp and 'in fact the main objective of the robot laboratory of NASA. It 'a mysterious mountain rich sediments and 5,500 meters high, located in the middle of Gale crater where Curiosity touched Martian soil on Aug. 6.