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'Strongest evidence yet to there being life on Mars'
01-21-2013, 05:52 PM #1
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Martian rocks from a crater hit by a meteorite may contain the strongest evidence yet that there is life on Mars.

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Prof John Parnell, 55, has co-written a theory with Dr Joseph Michalski, a planetary geologist at the Natural History Museum, that suggests they have discovered the best signs of life in the huge McLaughlin Crater on the surface of Mars.

The document, published today in Nature Geoscience journal, describes how they assessed the crater, created by a meteorite which smashed into the surface of Mars, flinging up rocks from miles below.

The rocks appear to be made up of clays and minerals which have been altered by water - the essential element to support life.

Speaking from his laboratory at the University of Aberdeen, geochemist Prof Parnell said: "We could be so close to discovering if there is, or was, life on Mars.

"We know from studies that a substantial proportion of all life on Earth is also in the subsurface and by studying the McLaughlin Crater we can see similar conditions beneath the surface of Mars thanks to observations on the rocks brought up by the meteorite strike.

more here: Telegraph
01-21-2013, 06:23 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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I would like to know what happened to the water on Mars. hmm.gif
01-21-2013, 07:40 PM #3
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(01-21-2013, 06:23 PM)Octo Wrote:  I would like to know what happened to the water on Mars. hmm.gif


The remaining water is under the surface in brine deposits and frozen at the poles. The salts are hygroscopic.

Most of the water evaporated and went into space with the rest of the atmosphere (Mars was too small to hold on to most of its atmosphere).
01-21-2013, 09:29 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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But Mars had flowing water for a long time before it decided to go to space along with the atmosphere so I'm thinking something drastically changed at some point in time.
01-21-2013, 09:44 PM #5
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