Is there Life on MARS?

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Various media stories have popped up this week concerning a NASA Scientist who worked on the Viking Lander missions back in the 1970s. They report that he asserts that their life detection experiment designed to detect life on MARS was positive and that NASA has simply ignored those results. Examples of such stories include these … Read more

Possible Life on Mars

life on mars

The possibility of life on MARS has just been given another uptick. Nothing certain is known. Instead what has happened is the publication of a new study within Nature Geoscience that independently confirms a previous observation regarding Methane. Methane – A Quick Timeline Back in 2013 the Curiosity rover detected a spike in methane. This was … Read more

Life In Warm Steamy Ice Caves Beneath Antarctica’s Glaciers

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The Antarctic is of course glaciated and very very cold, that is well understood. What is new is the realisation that it is not all a barren lifeless landscape, but instead contains niches where life has potentially gained a foothold in a rather surprising way. Hidden under the ice are Geothermal ice caverns. This is because Antarctic … Read more

There are hints that something amazing has just been discovered on Mars

The quote of the moment is … ‘This data is gonna be one for the history books. It’s looking really good,’ said John Grotzinger, chief scientist in the Curiosity team, in an interview with NPR. Mr Grotzinger would not be drawn on what the discovery actually was. He told NPR that his team won’t be ready to … Read more