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Probes may have found Alien life and Killed It...

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posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 09:35 AM
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It is the belief of some scientist that NASA probes found alien life on Mars and inadvertently killed it. This opens up a whole new "can of worms" for NASA. I find it highly possible this happened. It seems the biggest problem was that the Viking space probe was looking for the "wrong" kind of life.
 



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WASHINGTON - Two NASA space probes that visited Mars 30 years ago may have stumbled upon alien microbes on the Red Planet and inadvertently killed them, a scientist theorizes in a paper released Sunday.
The problem was the Viking space probes of 1976-77 were looking for the wrong kind of life and didn't recognize it, the researcher said in a paper presented at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle.
This new report, based on a more expansive view of where life can take root, may have NASA looking for a different type of Martian life form when its next Mars spacecraft is launched later this year, one of the space agency's top scientists told The Associated Press.


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Once again this not only proves that we never really know what is going on, no matter how much we think we know. When it comes to interplanetary space travel and the universe around us we are but a small part. However as history has shown, our actions have permanent effects.

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posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 07:16 PM
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I think your title is a little misleading. They are saying it's possible that probes may how found life and might have destroyed it.

Your title makes it seem as though the definitely found it, and killed it.

Just another example of how humans can possible, without proper care, cause havoc in this world, and not possible others.

Let's be carefull out there.



posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 07:24 PM
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Yeah, the title is misleading. The scientists alleging this admit there is no way they can prove that the landers encountered life or that there currently is life on Mars. All they are saying is that IF life exists on Mars, and IF the Viking probes had encounter it they would have likely killed it. Because of the way they were configured to carry out their experiment would have been harmful to any microbial life.



posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 07:46 PM
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I agree. You should change the title to say "DID probes find life....., etc." it would be more accurate. Misleading Titles should be avoided.

The scientists who did the research suggested that hydrogenperoxide based life forms could have been present, and the experimental environment would have killed them. It was just a hypothesis and there is no evidence to support it.

Future missions to Mars will conduct more advanced tests. Until then, we are still waiting for positive evidence of life on Mars.



posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 07:52 PM
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Well, another proof to the universe that we are a retard race.
Let's stay on earth so we cannot destroy the entire universe in a war of ressources...



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 02:11 PM
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You are all right......I apologize for anything that may have seemed misleading. It is an awful idea however. Thanks for your posts.



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 02:53 PM
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there's an old gag in that title someplace.... travel to alien planets...meet exotic species and kill them.



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 03:14 PM
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Pouring some water on the Martian soil is an insignificant act, considering they already have found flowing water on Mars. Must of been a slow news day at the ministry of propaganda.

Mars Mission Missed Microbes, Report Claims space.com



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