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Originally posted by Thundersmurf
reply to post by linliangtai
wow, nice find OP
I hope they can do the mars-earth comparison soon. Are there any photo's or further data available yet? I'm at work just now, but will save it for my sacred bedtime reading
Originally posted by linliangtai
Here is evidence for numerous animal cells/tissues found in meteorites, which should have originated from Mars:
Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by linliangtai
Then why haven't the Mars rovers detected microbial organisms (or, have they)?
Methane has been detected on Mars by three independent groups of scientists. And this could be a sign of life - indicating methane-producing bacteria.
But scientists are advocating caution when interpreting the results, saying that the instruments looking for chemical signatures in the Martian atmosphere are not yet good enough to conclusively detect methane. Even if methane exists on Mars, the gas could be a product of non-biological processes such as active volcanoes.
To settle the question of the methane’s origin, the next Mars rover, called Mars Science Laboratory or Curiosity, will launch in late 2011 equipped with a suite of instruments capable of sniffing out one molecule of methane in a billion other molecules.
But some of the materials in the rover itself could also release methane and confuse the sensors. In a paper in press in the journal Icarus, microbiologist and veteran Mars simulator Andrew Schuerger of the University of Florida and colleagues show that the tape used to hold the rover’s joints together could release enough methane to be a problem.
Originally posted by multichild
Could it be that microbrial life found on Mars is the same microbrial life that started on Earth.
Just that the microbes that landed on earth via asteroids had the lucky break that was needed, and so life started, unfortunately life didnt get the lucky break it needed on Mars and so didnt develop into anything like we have here on Earth.
The meteorites could all be from one planet that for some reason or another exploded and sent meteorites into our Galaxy.
So its all come from elsewhere so to speak.
Originally posted by TrixXxtaR
Has this kind of claim not been expressed before?
I've read somewhere on ATS that when they found these strings of Microbes that one explanation for them being there was that at some point a meteor hit earth with such force that it sent pieces of bacteria, along with rocks etc, into space which eventually ended up settling/crashing on Mars. They also mentioned that the bacteria could have found water under the surface of Mars and multiply. Then many years later a meteor hits Mars sending the bacteria to us.
I may be completely wrong as I’m not technical/science minded and lack the knowledge on the matter.
Either way, its incredible stuff and i suppose with enough examination could produce the ultimate answer of whether there is/has been life on Mars.
edit on 6/5/11 by TrixXxtaR because: Corrections.