Glass on Mars: NASA Reconnaissance Orbiter found possible lead on life (VIDEO).

NASA Just Found Glass on Mars—the Same Place We Found Ancient Life on Earth (Video)

NASA Just Found Glass on Mars—the Same Place We Found Ancient Life on Earth (Video)

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June 14 2015 7:44 AM

Mars Glass

NASA’s latest find on the red planet is the same place we found ancient life on Earth.

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter identified glass embedded within impact craters on Mars. On Earth, similar impact glass has been found to contain ancient organic molecules that were preserved when an asteroid collided with our primitive planet.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.