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From: Treiman, Allan <Treiman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:42 2004
Hi, List --
The answers are
Maybe, No, and No.
The life in martian meteorites is still open to great debate. Dave McKay
co-workers believe they have good evidence, even proof of martian life.
(including me) think their evidence can be explained better by inorganic
For instances compare
and <http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2001/pdf/1996.pdf> with
I don't think there's any credible evidence for life on the moon.
respected scientist suggested that ice and water at the lunar poles might be
a decent place for bacteria.
Another neat report just last week was of iron carbonate and iron hydroxide
on the moon, and found in a fragment of highland breccia.
As for Murchison and other CM chondrites, there are still more reports of
structures found in them, most recently at the Lunar and Planetary Science
<http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2001/pdf/1278.pdf>. These reports show
every few years, and always turn out to be inorganic structures or
contamination. For instance,
But hope and Richard Hoover spring eternal.
Allan H. Treiman
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058-1113
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> 13. I have recently read about fossil bacteria in
> Martian meteorites, lunar meteorites, and the
> Murchison meteorite. Have we finally discovered life
> in any of these meteorites?
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