Curiosity finds conditions habitable to life

In the first rock samples taken after recovery from a recent memory glitch, Mars rover Curiosity has reportedly discovered conditions that may have supported ancient life on Mars. Scientists say the sample contains sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon — some of the key chemical ingredients for life. The mission of Curiosity, in a large part, is to determine whether Mars could have once supported a habitable environment. According to the lead scientist at NASA’s Mars Exploration Program: “From what we know now, the answer is yes.”