This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Detects Methane and Organic Material on Mars

The twin findings further prospects for one day discovering evidence of life on the Red Planet.

NASA/JPL-Caltech | Curiosity has detected seasonal changes in methane at Gale Crater using its SAM instrument.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | Curiosity has discovered ancient organic molecules in Gale Crater.