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Bacteria methane bolsters Mars life theories

Posted on Friday, 4 November, 2005 | Comment icon 3 comments

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"A Keck School scientist and his collaborators are the first to find methane-producing bacteria in arid desert soils, providing a springboard for future experiments on the distant planet."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by darkknight on 4 November, 2005, 14:53
there is a big difference between utal and mars soils. but however the find of methane is pointing to fact' mar had bacteria. the more missions to mars the answers we shall find.
Comment icon #2 Posted by rane on 4 November, 2005, 21:09
just recently i read an article about how Mars has turned GREEN actually! is beleived that there might be life starting to produce there...of course, these would probably be just plants or something...evolutionary biological beings won't come into existance till we make some to live on Mars
Comment icon #3 Posted by ROGER on 5 November, 2005, 4:53
It's all speculation. We are still assuming that life on Mars , if any , would look similar to life here. And it may. I would love to see a life form with a silicon base rather than carbon. Just to screw up the Scientific Community!

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