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Mariner 7 Methane/Ammonia Detections (1969)

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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 03:11 PM
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From;
www.time.com...
“What Mariner Really Saw”, TIME Magazine
Sep. 19, 1969
Man's age-old dream of extraterrestrial life was stimulated earlier this summer by preliminary interpretations of data sent back from Mars by the twin Mariner probes. Hurriedly examining the readings from his infrared spectrometer on board Mariner 7, Chemist George C. Pimental had dramatically announced that the Martian atmosphere probably contained traces of ammonia and methane, two gases produced on earth by bacterial decay. The implication was clear: there might well be micro-organisms on Mars.Last week, after further study of the Mariner data, Pimental reported that his ephemeral clue to the...”




posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 04:56 PM
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But - probably based on religious fears - NASA supressed this.



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 04:59 PM
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Like I said they have know for quite some time that living organisims exist on Mars. It just a matter of time before its all reveled.



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 06:41 PM
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Did you see where one of the rovers found a rock with what looked exactly like a fossil in it and NASA had the rover grind the 'fossil' to dust?



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 10:35 AM
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I missed that grinding the fossil thing. Can you guide me to some information on that?





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