Mars Gets Bombarded with Organic Material From Comets and Asteroids

There may not be life on Mars — certainly, whatever else you may hear, there’s no evidence for it — but the red planet is positively teeming with the building blocks of life, specifically the carbon molecules that are the basis of all known organic material.

The big unanswered question is just where all those organic particles come from. An international team led by astronomers at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research published a paper this week in the journal Icarus that...

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