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Moon 'too dry to have life', say scientists

Posted on Sunday, 8 August, 2010 | Comment icon 24 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists believe that despite water being found on the moon it is still too dry to have ever supported life.

A lack of hydrogen in the magma oceans during the moon's formation would have meant very little water, far too little to support life.

"Contrary to recent reports about water content in lunar rocks, the Moon may be quite dry, say scientists."

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Comment icon #15 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 9 August, 2010, 0:16
If they do it right then that is the best way to the truth. But unfortunately, they make more assumptions than actually doing good science - that's the main reason their theories change every month or every year. Spoken in the way that only some one with a monumental misunderstand of how science works could. The theories change far less than you would have people believe. Many of the laws of science have been in place for centuries. When they do change it is exactly BECAUSE of the reasons that Eric gave. I repeat, just because science doesn't know everything it is ludicrous to assume science k... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by danielost on 9 August, 2010, 2:16
What is your point here? How does that answer my question? before we discovered those deep mine life forms that dont need o2 to live. we thought that all life forms needed o2 to live. before we found life on the bottom of the ocean all life forms needed energy from the sun to live, yes even those in the deep caves require sun light to live. there is even the argument that natural clay may be a life form. further we are working on making our own life forms, silocan based. but i have to remember you cant say anything bad about someones religion.
Comment icon #17 Posted by BurnSide on 9 August, 2010, 3:06
While unrefined, that's not a bad point.
Comment icon #18 Posted by The Silver Thong on 9 August, 2010, 3:20
None the less, we have no evidence of life on the moon. So how does that validate a religious connotation? Oh ya, no proof.
Comment icon #19 Posted by danielost on 9 August, 2010, 3:22
None the less, we have no evidence of life on the moon. So how does that validate a religious connotation? Oh ya, no proof. the religious connotation is that science knows what life is in all of its forms. i agree that the moon has no life on it. at least life as we know it. the could be bacteria on it that has carved out little caves in which it lives and eats.
Comment icon #20 Posted by The Silver Thong on 9 August, 2010, 4:17
the religious connotation is that science knows what life is in all of its forms. i agree that the moon has no life on it. at least life as we know it. the could be bacteria on it that has carved out little caves in which it lives and eats. Science has not made the assumption it knows everything about life and your attempt to make this into a religious notion because science is not all knowing is silly. I personally think if we do find life on the moon it will be in a fossilized form. Probably the results of meteors and the ejections they cause from Earth or possibly Mars (long shot)
Comment icon #21 Posted by irish614 on 9 August, 2010, 14:40
lets see 1 all life (as we know it)requires oxygen. 2 all life (as we know it)requires energy from the sun. Actually not all life requires energy from the sun look at the deep sea creatures who live in toxic environments with zero sunlight. They live off the gases in the oceans.
Comment icon #22 Posted by danielost on 9 August, 2010, 14:48
Science has not made the assumption it knows everything about life and your attempt to make this into a religious notion because science is not all knowing is silly. I personally think if we do find life on the moon it will be in a fossilized form. Probably the results of meteors and the ejections they cause from Earth or possibly Mars (long shot) your right science hasnt but dwarf has. go read his posts again.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Brakzar Break on 11 August, 2010, 5:20
I thought we knew by now that the Moon is inhabitable.
Comment icon #24 Posted by irish614 on 12 August, 2010, 13:35
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100811/sc_nm/us_argentina_lake_science -Argentine lake may offer clues to life on Mars


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