Tag Results for extraterrestrials (7)

  1. NASA reporting presence of methane on Mars, reigniting talk of Martian life

    Methane is one of the byproducts of life. Methane on Mars may be biological or geological. The methane was found alongside water vapor. This is a very interesting discovery and will reignite talk of life on Mars. NASA made the announcement at a Washington D.C. press conference today at 2:00 p.m.Look for huge coverage in the news. What NASA scientists have found are large plumes of methane. The gas was found in spectroscopic studies using large telescopes over seven years. A cometary collision could have produced it, but no evidence of large collisions are seen. Geologic activity (volcanism) usually produces other gases, …

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  2. Mars may have been too salty for life as we know it

    Our neighboring planet, long a favorite of those who believe in extraterrestrials, may have been too salty for life as we know it, according to latest evidence gathered on Mars by one of the NASA rovers, Opportunity. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science currently underway in Boston, Harvard professor Andrew Knoll, who is a member of the NASA rover scientific team, said the high concentration of minerals on any Martian water would have made it very salty. Previous research had shown that Martian water would have been quite acidic as well. "There are limits …

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