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Originally posted by gortex
reply to post by el1jah
post by el1jah
For the sake of conversation, what do you think about``seeding life``.
I don't think we have the right to infect other planets or moons with Earth born organisms , we couldn't say for sure that the body didn't already contain life , we would only recognize life as we understand it whereas an alien life form maybe totally different , maybe silicone based or something even more exotic
Towards the end of July 2005, it was reported by the Sunday Times that the rovers may have carried the bacteria Bacillus safensis to Mars. According to one NASA microbiologist, this bacteria could survive both the trip and conditions on Mars. A book containing this claim, Out of Eden by Alan Burdick, is due to be published in the United Kingdom. Despite efforts to sterilise both landers, neither could be assured to be completely sterile.