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Did Viking find life on Mars in 1976 ?


Posted on Friday, 13 April, 2012 | Comment icon 96 comments | News tip by: sean6


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An international team of scientists believes NASA found alien life on Mars over 35 years ago.

During the Viking mission the lander conducted an experiment that involved analyzing soil samples for signs of life. While the results at the time indicated geological rather than biological activity, new studies in to the data collected have convinced some scientists that what the lander found was indeed evidence of life forms.

Biologist Joseph Miller is one of scientists involved in the new research. "The ultimate proof is to take a video of a Martian bacteria," he said. "They should send a microscope - watch the bacteria move. On the basis of what we've done so far, I'd say I'm 99 percent sure there's life there."

"New analysis of 36-year-old data, resuscitated from printouts, shows that NASA found life on Mars, an international team of mathematicians and scientists conclude in a paper published this week."

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Comment icon #87 Posted by Arbitran on 15 April, 2012, 7:49
Why is it assumed that Christianity being proven false would intrinsically eliminate God from the equation? I am myself an atheist Hindu, and thus I do not believe in either God or Christianity; however, it is absurd to argue that the discovery of life on Mars would disprove either false belief (I do not mean to offend Christians; this is simply my own view).
Comment icon #88 Posted by Arbitran on 15 April, 2012, 7:50
Well-stated. I did not read your post before writing my own...
Comment icon #89 Posted by DONTEATUS on 15 April, 2012, 19:05
In this forum the evidence of God would only prove that all the believers in christian religion and all religions in that matter would be up against the "Where`s the Proof Wall " As it should be ! Where`s the Beef ! WHere`s E.T. ? Where`s anything that goes bump in the night ? One should live there life in the belief system of Im the best thing that ever happened to me ! And share it with everyone ! Self Love,and strength in the knowledge of We are all our own Power source,and in being such were all God. Or what ever you chose to call your wonderful Self`s !
Comment icon #90 Posted by Srslytho on 15 April, 2012, 22:31
Edit: never mind
Comment icon #91 Posted by DONTEATUS on 16 April, 2012, 1:09
Finally SOME ONE thats Good at MATH !!!!!
Comment icon #92 Posted by Srslytho on 16 April, 2012, 2:52
Was originally gonna post but with the tag. Wouldn't let me so I left
Comment icon #93 Posted by Lightingbird on 16 April, 2012, 4:38
Back on topic, anyone actually think they found life on Mars? Personally, I do not.
Comment icon #94 Posted by Spectre1979 on 2 May, 2012, 7:04
I'm sure there is life there. I am sure there is life in most places. Life like us or say ducks... not so certain. Surely somewhere in the universe there will be. But not in our solar system anyway!
Comment icon #95 Posted by lost_shaman on 2 May, 2012, 9:25
Hey Sky Scanner, Yes I was talking about this a couple months ago. I'm quite sympathetic to the claim in light of new information. The tests by the Viking landers couldn't and were not designed to prove life existed, they were designed to detect Life if it was there. The Labeled Release experiment was the only test that met it's preflight requirements for a positive result. They eventually dismissed this as contaminates from Earth. New evidence of Perclorates in the Martian Soil explain the results. i.e. they detected Life after all.
Comment icon #96 Posted by notoverrated on 23 July, 2012, 3:02
how would this disprove god? first we rly need to ask are self "wat is god"? is it literally a man in the sky/space that makes crap because he is bored? or is it some kind of ultimate force in the universe that can be attributed to all things we can touch, taste, feel, breath and see? if its the second then well i doubt anything we find can disprove that.


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