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Long-lived bacteria, reproducing only once every 10,000 years, have been found in rocks 2.5km (1.5 miles) below the ocean floor that are as much as 100 million years old.
Viruses and fungi have also been found.
The discoveries raise questions about how life persists in such extreme conditions.
Originally posted by Aliensun
Fine! this new theory--and we can only call it that--lends credence to the concept that there was not just life but intelligent life on Mars. The next question is why are we here and they are apparently gone? We could suggest that a natural degeneration of an atmosphere on Mars slowly killed on life there and in some fashion life was transferred here. Or we could wonder if that perhaps they was an event that made Mars inhospitable in short order.
an oxidized mineral form of the element molybdenum, which may have been crucial to the origin of life, could only have been available on the surface of Mars and not on Earth. "In addition", said Professor Benner "recent studies show that these conditions, suitable for the origin of life, may still exist on Mars."
Read more at: phys.org...
Yeah... That's a lot of Jules Verne and total misunderstanding of what this article is actually talking about.
In my limited way, I maintain that technologically intelligent being of Mars caused their own planet to suffer by bringing a captured asteroid in too close and due to a colossal accident or great miscalculation, the body fell to the surface, starting a swift planetary decline. The survivors came to Earth.
Originally posted by kdog1982
Originally posted by EA006
reply to post by kdog1982
Maybe early humans colonised Mars, they got wiped on Earth then Mars and somehow "life" made it back? Are Earth and Mars the same age?
Dude,we are talking about molecules,not complete creatures,not even to say advanced beings.
Lets get on the same page,ok?
Originally posted by miniatus
I don't doubt some form of life existed/exists on Mars and may have contaminated earth a long time ago.. but what I do doubt is that there was any intelligent life.. it would most likely have been microscopic life.
Think about this, Dinosaurs could have existed on Mars.