David Blake
Principal Investigator, CheMin instrument on Curiosity Rover
Geologist, Exobiologist
Research Scientist
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, California

Mar. 15, 2013

Curiosity Hits Paydirt: New Clues to Life on Mars

Microbes may once have thrived in a freshwater lake on Mars, according to clues in an ancient rock.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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