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Houtkooper believes Mars could be home to just such "extremophiles" -- in this case, microbes whose cells are filled with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water, providing them with natural anti-freeze...
Houtkooper believes their presence would account for unexplained rises in oxygen and carbon dioxide when NASA's Viking landers incubated Martian soil. He bases his calculation of the biomass of Martian soil on the assumption that these gases were produced during the breakdown of organic material.
Originally posted by surfinguru
IMO, I think the general population will be "Wow. That's cool. So what's on TV tonight?" without much REAL critical thought on the implications.
Originally posted by XFoxMulderX
OH MY GOD!!! This is it!!! I was about to make a post that something big in world history is going to happen tommorw according to the Timewave Zero program, and this has to be it. This will be HUGE, HUGE if this is true!!!! I will have no more doubts about advanced extraterrestrial civilizations if this is true!!!! I'm about to jump out of my chair here!!!!
The reason it's taking us so long to get back to the moon is because the higher-ups at NASA are aware of artifacts of previous civilizations on the lunar surface (as well as Mars), and they actually have no intention of going there, Hoagland suggested. Further, he said there is evidence for a secret space program, hidden by black budgets, that probably doesn't use rockets. The whole NASA agenda could be a "false front" to distract the public away from what the other program is doing, .
Originally posted by 11 11
I don't see why this is important, because it is mathematical fact that life exists outside of Earth.
The question is, is there INTELLIGENT LIFE?
Originally posted by damajikninja
So, with all the theories and math aside... I'd say the real question would be What IS life and WHO are WE? That's a whole 'nother thread though.