posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 07:10 PM
NASA is turning it's sights on a Mexican lake with a unique coral like formation to get a hint of how life develops on other worlds.
CUATRO CIENEGAS, Mexico (Reuters) - With cobalt waters harboring eerie, coral-like formations, this archipelago of lakes in Mexico's searing
Chihuahuan desert has always had an other-worldly appearance.
Now top researchers at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration say the calcified clumps of primitive bacteria lurking in its pools
could provide important clues in their search for extraterrestrial life.
The network of 170 cactus-ringed lagoons around the town of Cuatro Cienegas have intrigued evolutionary biologists for decades because their fish,
snail and turtle species rival the Galapagos Islands in their uniqueness.
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Very facinating, this site gives clues that life might have been transferred extra-terrestially, it's interesting but not all too suprising that
NASA turns to your own planet first for clues on how life develops on other worlds, hopefully this will make us discover life much easier on other
planets like the moon Europa or even Mars.
[edit on 5/4/2005 by GrOuNd_ZeRo]