posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 01:43 AM
This is pure, but not illogical speculation.
If there was primative life at one time on Mars
and Oil deposits we find on Earth are believed formed by relatively primative life forms,
Is it a jump of logic to think there may be deposits of oil on Mars?
There is virtually no data to speak of at this point, but the possibility is not out of the question to my way of thinking.
If so what are the implications?
It probably would not be cost effective to import the oil to Earth,
but it could make settlements on Mars much more viable.
There is no Oxygen to burn it with, but perhaps it could be used in plastics and chemical industries.
Any rational arguments for or against or about implications are welcome.