Story of Possible Life on Mars Overstated, NASA Says

A story published by the BBC today reported that NASA researchers “have found ‘intriguing’ new evidence that may indicate there is life on Mars,” but a NASA spokesperson told that the claim is overstated. The article, posted on the BBC’s Web site, said researcher Carol Stoker, from NASA’s Ames Research Center, worked with a team that used photos from the 1997 Mars Pathfinder mission to determine that there could be chlorophyll on Mars. The molecule is used by plants to produce energy from sunlight and would be considered a monumental find on the Red Planet.