[meteorite-list] New Life On Mars Evidence 'Conclusive'
From: Treiman, Allan <Treiman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:11 2004
On the other hand, nearly everyone in the scientific community
is open to the idea of life on Mars, but nearly none of them
accept this evidence.
Allan H. Treiman
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113
From: Pierre-Alex Vachon [mailto:cartouchefilms_at_sympatico.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 11:34 AM
To: Ron Baalke; Meteorite Central
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] New Life On Mars Evidence 'Conclusive'
I'm afraid there are a lot of people on our planet who will not be able to
accept this idea, even if the evidence is overwhelming.
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From: "Ron Baalke" <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 2:19 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] New Life On Mars Evidence 'Conclusive'
> New life on Mars evidence 'conclusive'
> October 10, 2001
> A new book reveals Nasa scientists have found 'conclusive' evidence life
> once existed on Mars.
> Experts at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston say three meteorites they
> have analysed contain fossilised bacteria.
> They think life may have originated there four billion years ago and then
> arrived on Earth.
> The findings are revealed in the new book Mars: Inside The Red Planet by
> Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.
> Some of the best new evidence comes from the Nakhla meteorite which landed
> in Egypt in 1911.
> 'Microfossils' inside it are said to be better than similar controversial
> findings in meteorite ALH 84001 revealed in 1996.
> The book quotes Nasa's Dr Everett Gibson as saying: "We opened it in a
> lab and inside it found samples of clays which are probably in the 600 to
> 700-million-year-old time frame.
> "Within these carbonates and clays are structures and features that are
> larger and better preserved than those we saw in 84001."
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