Maybe. Probably. We may find out soon: NASA Probe to Explore Martian Arctic:
A three-legged NASA spacecraft with a long arm for digging trenches is going to the Martian north pole to study if the environment is favorable for primitive life.
The machine can’t detect life; it’s checking to see if the ground has organics that could support life.
I’m not sure why this stuff interests me. So if it DOES find organics, what then? What if life is found on Mars? It’s just cool, that’s what!
(via The Great News Network)