Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Interesting times on Mars

http://boingboing.net/2012/11/20/big-news-from-mars-coming-soon.html

I picked this up through the link to Brent Kearney's blog on Stan's site. Olivine and water under a CO2 atmosphere, all present on Mars, are the precursor to biochemistry. I just wonder... Interesting times.

Peter

2 comments:

pablo DLS said...

now this is space talk!... but i don't trust nasa, they are just jealous of that jumping guy,also didnt u know? We never went to the Moon. and No planes hit the twin towers. coo coo

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bert hubert said...

From another place:
By the way, for the people getting all hot and bothered by the NASA phrase: "This data is gonna be one for the history books. It's looking really good" - please realize that this comes from a REAL scientist who gets excited about a lot of things, and whose history book contains fascinating pages on stromatolites and the Proterozoic era.

In other words - what excites him might be boring to you. There don't need to be bacteria, DNA or amino acids on Mars to get him to mention 'history books'.

But I hope there are, of course ;-)