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Submission + - Curiosity Confirms Organics on Mars (discovery.com)

vcetina writes: NASA’s rover Curiosity has found organic compounds on Mars, the first definitive proof of materials on the Red Planet that, on Earth, are building blocks for life.
“We have had a major discovery. We have found organics on Mars,” Curiosity lead scientist John Grotzinger, with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., said during a webcast press conference at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

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