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Did Mars rocks shelter ancient life ?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:51 AM

New data from the Opportunity rover suggests that life forms may have once lived within rocks on mars.

Discovery News said:

In August 2011, Opportunity completed a three-year journey to Endeavour, a 14 mile (22 kilometer) crater formed in the early history of the planet.  The Rover studied various kinds of rocks.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:56 PM

We will probably only know for sure when they send a manned mission there.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

View Post27vet, on 07 May 2012 - 05:56 PM, said:

We will probably only know for sure when they send a manned mission there.

It is possible we know sooner than that. Each new Mars rover is vastly superior to the previous one. Also the European Space Agency has plans on the drawing board for an unmanned sample return mission.

It is possible that the discovery of life on Mars will be what actually spurs us on to a manned mission.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

Let's hope they get a move on then...





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