>>> what would you do to get a discount? a business is offering customers a break on the price of an oil change. ch customers are asked to resite a verse from the bible. e. so is the offer legal? ? we're looking into it for you tonight at 10:00. >>> is there life on mars? a chemistry professor is working on an invention that caught the attention of nasa. >> when nasa came calling, they really came calling. >> i was like i don't dohave to go hunting for money. >> they prov ide him a $1.2 m million grant min to develop an instrument that could rudetect the beginning stages of life on mars. >> people have been asking that ee question. short of that, are there organics, if building blocks. >> he is looking for the
building blocks in the soil on mars. the grant will e help him develop an instrument that stntcan identify a broad nge of ions. >> we are finding things we were not looking for. there are surprises in store. >> it will be dissolved in water and flushed through a tiny tube. >> this is a tube. >> the idea is to separate the ions in the soil. they could be the key to ke determing if life on mars exists. it's no wond er that he's thrilled to be part of the research. >> it will be llgreat toea have some sort soof form in hand and actually discovering dierare the building blocks on mars for life. >> the professor's instrument will be tested on earth for at least 4 years with a goal of sending it to mars by 20. >>> before the instrument is launched into space, e,it's going to be tested on earth tein a desert. how cool is cothat? that is going to do it for the it news at 6:00. thanks for fowatching. please join us back here tonight at 10:00 wheel of fortune is up next ? wheel... of... fortune! ladies and gentlemen, pat sajak and vanna white! (speaks indistinctly) thank you, jim. im hi, everybody. thank you. you're so nice.