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Just In: NASA announces finding evidence of organic compounds on Mars

A team of scientists announced on Monday that the Mars Rover Curiosity had found evidence of organic compounds on the Red Planet.

Martian soil samples analyzed aboard the rover revealed “water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances,” the space agency said in press materials.

Scientists will now have to determine whether the compounds are indigenous to Mars. There is a possibility that the organics could have come to Mars from Earth aboard the rover. There is also a chance that they could be materials that had fallen to Mars from space.

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WATCH LIVE: NASA Mars Rover Announcement

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Earth: Turns out, I got humans

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"As a scientist, it’s always a good feeling to obtain confirming evidence for something you had strongly suspected was true. Curiosity has just taken us there. But it’s an even better feeling to find evidence that conflicts with long-held ideas. Over its usable life, Curiosity will almost surely take us there too."

Neil deGrasse Tyson reacts to the news that Mars Rover Curiosity discovered evidence of an ancient stream on Mars, in an email to The Huffington Post.

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Today, NASA announced the discovery of an ancient stream that once existed on Mars. 

Learn more, and see images from Mars rover Curiosity’s big find.

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JUST IN: Mars Rover Finds Evidence of Water On Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Signs Of Ancient Stream

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Explore 360-Degree 'Street View' From Curiosity Rover

So. Awesome.

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Wanna win one of these?

We’ll be giving these neat Curiosity replicas away to a few lucky #MarsTrivia winners. You can follow the games and play along on Twitter at @HuffPostScience.

In honor of the recent Mars Curiosity Rover landing, Mat

tel’s Hot Wheels brand has created a 1:64 scale miniature of the Rover. The die-cast replica, which was created to spark imagination as well as bring further awareness to NASA’s project, will hit stores in September, and be available for $1.09 (average price).

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Mars lava spirals reveal volcanic secretsBy looking more closely at the lava coils in the future, scientists can learn more about Mars’s crust and mantle.

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Mars lava spirals reveal volcanic secrets
By looking more closely at the lava coils in the future, scientists can learn more about Mars’s crust and mantle.

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