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Viking may have missed life on Mars


Posted on Tuesday, 24 October, 2006 | Comment icon 7 comments


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"NASA’s twin Viking spacecraft may have missed signs of life during their examination of the Martian surface 30 years ago."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by sugardady11203 on 25 October, 2006, 2:04
NASA’s twin Viking spacecraft may have missed signs of life during their examination of the Martian surface 30 years ago. What ever!.. more lies from NASA
Comment icon #2 Posted by Star_girl on 25 October, 2006, 9:51
HaHa! The final frontier - looking for microscopic organisms on Mars... What would they do if they ever found them??
Comment icon #3 Posted by fangs on 25 October, 2006, 9:55
HaHa! The final frontier - looking for microscopic organisms on Mars... What would they do if they ever found them?? Knowing human history tells you what we would do. We would find a way to destroy them.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Steeler Mania on 25 October, 2006, 21:45
In fact, Mars was a threshold of life, however, cosmic "armaggeddon" did them in. Humans or their like, were present, but suffered the likes of that "armaggeddon" that your bible and koran speaks of. Mars was once the oasis that Earth is now. The nearby Astoriod Belt did Mars great harm. Mars was once a temporate planet with weather not too different from Earth. The planet was about 10 degrees cooler, but life did evolve and was thriving until the natural bombardment. Many Earth life forms are forms of Martian life. Yes, Martian life is the basis of life on Earth. "Spock here Captain." "Ready ... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Seraphina on 25 October, 2006, 22:07
You know, before I read the article, I had a very odd image of a Viking Longship playing a game of chicken with a Martian spaceship. A sort of...13th Warrior meets War of the Worlds crossover...
Comment icon #6 Posted by Raptor X7 on 25 October, 2006, 22:43
HaHa! The final frontier - looking for microscopic organisms on Mars... What would they do if they ever found them?? Theorize some more...as if they haven't enough for the past century or so.


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