Curiosity's chief scientist John Grotzinger has described the find as 'one for the history books'.
So far very little has been revealed about whatever it is that Curiosity has found on Mars that has scientists so excited. The discovery was made using the rover's on board SAM ( Sample Analysis at Mars ) instrument which is capable of identifying organic compounds in the Martian soil. According to Grotzinger, the team has discovered something interesting in one of the soil samples.
Unfortunately we may have to wait a few weeks for the official announcement, the team want to check and double-check the results to make absolutely sure that they are real. As Curiosity's primary goal on Mars is to determine if the planet has ever been capable of supporting microbial life, a "historic" announcement from the team is likely to prove very interesting indeed.
"NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to find out what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest."
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