[meteorite-list] Weird Microscopic Structure Found In Martian Meteorite

From: Shawn Alan <shawnalan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:19:55 -0700
Message-ID: <20140827081955.e8713c95af9984a493c5db01816d4c10.51a95b6ddd.wbe_at_email22.secureserver.net>

Hello Listers

If you have some time, here is something to read about on weird

PS I love my Nakhla

Shawn Alan
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Weird Microscopic Structure Found In Martian Meteorite

Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell
inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence
of Red Planet life.

The researchers discovered the microscopic oval object within the Nakhla
Mars meteorite, which fell to Earth in Egypt in 1911. While the
structure's appearance is intriguing, it most likely formed as a result
of geological rather than biological processes, team members said.

"The consideration of possible biotic scenarios for the origin of the
ovoid structure in Nakhla currently lacks any sort of compelling
evidence," the scientists write in a new study published this month in
the journal Astrobiology. "Therefore, based on the available data that
we have obtained on the nature of this conspicuous ovoid structure in
Nakhla, we conclude that the most reasonable explanation for its origin
is that it formed through abiotic processes."

Received on Wed 27 Aug 2014 11:19:55 AM PDT

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