Posted on Monday, 21 March, 2011 | 97 comments| News tip by: Kali74
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What was thought to be fossilised bacteria in a meteorite has turned out to be something more mundane.
The find echoes the alleged discovery of fossilised micro-organisms in a Martian meteorite that turned out not to be. "'It was a good lesson in trusting your data over what you’d been told you should find," said Professor Alison Marshall who was part of the team that re-examined the rock. "At every step of the way, we would do an experiment expecting to find one result and find the complete opposite instead."
"It was a discovery that scientists proclaimed was the oldest evidence of life on our planet."