Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Understanding Carbon-14 Dating

Recently NASA landed the Rover, named Curiosity, on Mars.

It was equipped with a lot of high tech equipment.

One of the things this high tech equipment plans to study is to look for the presence of Carbon Molecules.


Well, as we mentioned before, NASA is trying to find evidence of life, past or present, on Mars.

So, among other things, the Scientists are looking for Carbon molecules, one of which is Carbon 14.

So, why is Carbon 14 so important? you ask.

Well, this article answers that question and explains the pros and cons as well as the limits of what Carbon 14 Dating can tell us.   

I think you will find this most interesting. HERE'S THE LINK