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Posted by: SteveXE - Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:51 pm
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Post Life on Mars?   Posted on: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:51 pm
Three Martian meteorites triple evidence for Mars life
BY CRAIG COVAULT
SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: January 9, 2010


The team that found evidence of Martian life in a meteorite that landed in Antarctica believes that during 2010, by using advanced instrumentation on now three Martian meteorites, it will be able to definitively prove whether such features are truly fossils of alien life on the Red Planet.

This new information goes well beyond the updated findings released by NASA in November 2009 about signatures for magnetic type bacteria.

"We do not yet believe that we have rigorously proven there is [or was ] life on Mars." says David S. McKay, chief of astrobiology at the NASA Johnson Space Center.

"But we do believe that we are very, very close to proving there is or has been life there," McKay tells Spaceflight Now.
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http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1001/09marslife/

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Post Re: Life on Mars?   Posted on: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:33 pm
Are MTBs defined as life here on earth?

No matter what the answer to that question is, the discovery is very promising for finding other bacterias!


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Post Re: Life on Mars?   Posted on: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:18 pm
Finding evidence of bacteria from Mars is cool, but, if there is bacteria, one can assume the possibility of higher life-forms. To find evidence of that, on what amounts to a desert-planet, we'll have to go there. :roll:


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