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Arctic microbe research could aid ET hunt


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#1    Saru

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:15 AM

Work being carried out on the Arctic ice sheets could aid in the hunt for life on other worlds.

Yahoo! News said:

Microbes living at the edges of Arctic ice sheets could help researchers pinpoint evidence for similar microorganisms that may have evolved on Mars, Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus, researchers say.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:29 AM

Time will tell. Good article.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

I realize "basic research" can be expensive(2.6 million in this case) but I do see value, in some cases, for future explorations.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:08 PM

Where ever there is a way, life of some kind will prevail no matter where why or how & if you choose to not believe life exists outside of earth then yes we are the center of the universe yes the world is flat etc etc etc.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 02:19 AM

it would be cool if life was found on other planets and had technology waaay better than ours. but if they are hostile...we would be all dead. just like independence day but we got saved by will smith :D


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:34 PM

Hi, Spending millions of $'s looking for microbes but what are we gonna do if and when we find them ? . like "Hi microbe,we are human we mean you no harm,unless you wanna make life difficult then we have no other course than to zap you".We humans like to zap anything that doesn't agree with us...

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:45 AM

Spud, the research is to develop techniques to identify microbes. This is important in establishing some sense of validity for "life elsewhere"
Where it could go from there is, I suppose, anyone's guess.





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