Life in Earth's toughest places; how about Mars?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by kabunaru, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. djellison macrumors 68020

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    The Phoenix science team have stated, again and again and again and again, that Phoenix CAN NOT detect life - it doesn't have the ability to do so. What it can detect is the possible habitability of the sub-surface ice in the past - that's an important point to make. Fortunately, for once, CNN pick up on that point, if only briefly and after their usual headlines.

    Extremophiles on Earth can be found just about anywhere where there is water, and energy (chemical, or solar). Some might even survive if transported to Mars - for a while. However, the surface of Mars to day is very very arid, and very VERY cold ( -80degC is the global average)

    Is there life on Mars? We don't know yet.
     
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