This computer-generated view, based on multiple orbital observations, shows Mars's Gale crater as if seen from an aircraft north of the crater. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/UA

Researchers Recreate Clay Minerals Found on Mars

UNLV geoscientists formed analogue clay minerals in a lab, which suggest that, if organic matter is present on Mars, it might not be well preserved.

UNLV Researcher Libby Hausrath works with student Seth Grainey in her lab. | Aaron Mayes / UNLV Photo Services