posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 04:39 PM
If Martian life existed a few billion years ago, scientists think any plant-like microbes would have left behind a stringy fuzz of fibers.
That's because here on Earth, researchers now say they have found such ancient fuzz, called cellulose, preserved in chunks of salt deposited more
than 250 million years ago — making it the oldest biological substance yet recovered.
The announcement comes about a week after a team of planetary scientists announced discovering evaporated salt deposits on Mars and adds another
element of hope to the search for alien life or signs of its past biology.
Here is a link to the full story:Fox News
I think this is an awesome find and will lead to evidence of extraterrestrial life. I think this is a huge step in understanding life forms that are
not of this planet. Kudos to the reasearchers and scientist for their hard work.
[edit on 3-4-2008 by schism85]