posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 03:24 AM
One big unknown: Did life ever take root on Mars? And if so, is that planet home to living organisms today? So far, the life-on-Mars card has
not played out. Rover scientists have seen nothing they regard as needing a biological explanation.
here he says no life on mars
McKay said it is now clear water flowed across Mars. A lot of water, in fact. Furthermore, there may still be water spurting out onto the
planet at certain times. "The same pendulum may be swinging back toward life," he said. "We’ll wait and see. These are exciting times."
here he mentions the possibility of life on mars. His probably restricted the definition of life to carbon based life forms that need water to
Mars has all the conditions for life: water, energy, and organic substances, McKay pointed out.
In addition to that, from the meteorites, we think there’s evidence that, in fact, there was microbial life on Mars," McKay said.
very interesting, how would scientists know that the meteorites actually came from mars. I am intrigued.
So far, the Mars rovers have found no obvious fossils big enough to be clearly observed and credible.
It seems Mckay is just being hopeful, maybe to attract media attention. The more publicity shows that progress is being made. After all if there was
extraterrestrial life out there it would show that we are not alone in the universe.
There is fear within the Mars research community, McKay continued, that a negative result would essentially kill the program. "I don’t think
that’s the case at all."
A negative result, we don't even know what we're looking for??? Seems odd that the robots weren't equiped with the design specifications to search