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#51 2022-10-18 12:36:25

Mars_B4_Moon
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Re: Life on Mars?

Before they find Life on Mars they already speculate Life made Mars extinct?

First Martian life likely broke the planet with climate change, made themselves extinct
https://www.livescience.com/mars-microb … ate-change

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#52 2022-10-27 05:03:36

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Re: Life on Mars?

Ancient bacteria might lurk beneath Mars' surface

https://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Ancie … e_999.html

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#53 2022-10-27 19:00:02

Steve Stewart
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Re: Life on Mars?

Thanks for your links Mars_B4_Moon. On the question of "Can life survive deep in Mars?", the TV show 60 Minutes did a news story about searching for extreme life deep in a South African gold mine. (Air date was Feb 9, 2020, with correspondent Bill Whitaker) They weren't sure if any form of life could exit in such extreme conditions (No light, high temperatures, two miles beneath the Earth's surface). In 2011 they not only found a single cell bacteria, but they also found higher forms of life, including a species of a worm that had never been discovered. They found so many forms of life deep in the mine they called it a zoo. Belgian biologists Gaetan Borgonie said "If there is life here in the deep, then you should definitely take on Mars, because if life was ever there you will find some life form, I believe very strongly, still on Mars" (Quote is at 10 min 20 sec in the video) The video of this story can be seen at the following link:

60 Minutes
Season 52 Episode 19
What lies at the bottom of one of the deepest holes ever dug by man?

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#54 2022-11-26 07:29:51

tahanson43206
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Re: Life on Mars?

This is a post created recently by SpaceNut in another topic ...

SpaceNut wrote:

Today's TV news programs were covering how the rovers are finding organic compounds in the samples that are being found. While it does not say there is current life id does mean the building blocks for life is and was present. Just add water....


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#55 2022-11-26 10:00:18

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Re: Life on Mars?

Of course, we are looking to see if it still exists today as well and what it will be when its located.
We are hoping on sample returns to do what the rovers cannot do with its equipment sets that can be done back on earth in a greater level of detail.

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