Search for Mars Life Could Be Misled by False Fossils

Search for Mars Life Could Be Misled by False Fossils
(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)

Rocks on Mars may contain numerous types of non-biological deposits that look similar to the kinds of fossils likely to be found if the planet ever supported life, a study says.

Telling these false fossils apart from what could be evidence of ancient life on the surface of Mars – which was temporarily habitable four billion years ago – is key to the success of current and future missions, researchers say.

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