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Subject: life on, er, mars????

Written By: Tia on 08/24/07 at 5:14 am

i've always had a hunch that one day they'll come up with some sort of creepy crawly on the red planet.



Martian soil may contain life: study By Ben Hirschler
Thu Aug 23, 7:09 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - The soil on Mars may contain microbial life, according to a new interpretation of data first collected more than 30 years ago.


The search for life on Mars appeared to hit a dead end in 1976 when Viking landers touched down on the red planet and failed to detect biological activity.

But Joop Houtkooper of the University of Giessen, Germany, said on Friday the spacecraft may in fact have found signs of a weird life form based on hydrogen peroxide on the subfreezing, arid Martian surface.

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