The presence of sulfur-rich organic compounds may help in the search for Martian biology.
NASA told its InSight lander to thwack its shovel free of the Martian soil, and it worked.
The crater is located in the Terra Sabaea region of Mars.
Organic compounds called thiophenes are found on Earth in coal, crude oil and oddly enough, in white truffles, the mushroom beloved by epicureans and wild pigs.
The composite photo features 1.8 billion pixels.
The leftover remnants of a meteorite that smashed into Earth 15 million years ago could give new insight into Mars’ past, including its oceans and whether it ever supported life.
A NASA robot measuring quakes on Mars has detected a strange-yet-familiar sound on the Red Planet, which some Earthlings might recognize as similar to “The Hum.”