Photo: ESA the HRSC camera of the Mars Express probe: one of glaciers, hidden under a layer of dust

Chemical analysis of lake sediments found by curiosity in the Gale crater, confirmed the presence in the rocks of the planet a large number of different organic compounds:

Curiosity Rover has made two important discoveries on the red planet’s surface – have found traces of ancient organic matter and proved that the levels of methane in the atmosphere vary greatly at the onset of winter and summer.

“With these new discoveries of Mars tells us to continue to search for signs of life. I am confident that our ongoing and future missions are preparing an even more exciting discoveries on the red planet,” – said the head of the Department scientific programs of NASA Thomas Zurbuchen.

The announcement of the results of research scientists at NASA called a press conference .