Life on Mars – the evidence mounts

Nice to see NASA isn’t false coloring Mars that ridiculous bright red any more. Limited hangout and gradual release of the truth can only be preferable to the previous absurd coverup.

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Not written by, but rather, merely posted by Louis Sheehan
NEWS
12 JAN 2015

Life on Mars – the evidence mounts

Methane plumes of unknown origin and carbon-based molecules in sandstone rocks have recently been detected on Mars. Both findings add weight to the case that Mars could once and may still support life.  Elizabeth Finkel reports.

A view from the Curiosity mast camera shows the dramatic buttes and layers on the lower flank of Mount Sharp in the middle of Gale crater. The different layers of exposed rocks are revealing the planet’s geological history.CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS

Ever since 1877 when Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli pointed his telescope at the red planet and saw channels, Earthlings have been titillated by the possibility of life on Mars. The NASA missions of the ’60s and ’70s dispelled those notions. Definitely no canals; not even a trace of liquid water. Even the…

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