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Monday, September 06, 2010

Mars Life Detected Nearly 35 Years Ago?

The 1976 Viking Mars landing teams may one day be vindicated since the debate continues to rage as to the potential for organic life on the Red Planet more than thirty-four years ago. Carbon-rich organic molecules, which serve as the building blocks of life, may be present on Mars after all, scientists now tell in this BBC News report today - challenging a widely-held notion of the Red Planet as barren. Set for launch in late 2011, the Mars Rover Curiosity will look to confirm the organics. Linked is a page with a number of related videos.

1 comment:

Quantum_Flux said...

It was probably Carl Sagan's fault, haha.