Possible Organic Compounds Found in Mars Crater Rocks

Jezero crater.

Jezero crater. Rock samples from the Jezero crater analyzed by the Perseverance rover show evidence of liquid water and signatures that could be organic compounds. (Image: via NASA)

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars Terrain

NASA's Perseverance rover.

NASA's Perseverance rover puts its robotic arm to work around a rocky outcrop called 'Skinner Ridge' in the Jerezo Crater on the surface of Mars. (Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / MSSS)

The Planet of Silence: First Audio Recording on Mars Reveals Two Sound Speeds

The surface of Mars.

A team of international scientists led by University of Toulouse astrophysicist Sylvestre Maurice, the study's primary author, evaluated the planet's acoustics for the first time. (Image: via NASA)

Rocks on Floor of Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Signs of Sustained Interactions With Water

A plateau rising from Mars' surface.

With Perseverance’s high-tech suite of on-board instruments, the scientific team has been analyzing the rocks of the crater floor, interpreted for now as igneous rocks, presumably a volcanic lava flow. (Image: via JPL-Caltech / ASU / MSSS NASA)