Possibility of Mars microbial life eyed

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PostSat Aug 20, 2011 4:11 am » by Headhunter711

Good Morning....
Here's something for the perusal of the DTVerse...

Possibility of Mars microbial life eyed

U.S. scientists say they'll recreate conditions on Mars in a laboratory
to see if microbial life might exist on the red planet.
A NASA project led by the University of Michigan will begin three years after
beads of liquid brine were first photographed on one of the Phoenix lander's legs.
The Phoenix photos are believed to be the first pictures of liquid water
outside the Earth.
"On Earth, everywhere there is liquid water, there is microbial life," said UM
Professor Nilto Renno of UM's Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and
Space Sciences."
The study will create Mars conditions of atmosoheric pressures and temperatures
in lab chambers to study how and when brines form.
The chambers will be seeded with salt-loving "extremophile" microorganisms
from deep in Antarctic lakes and the Gulf of Mexico to see whether these
organisms survive, grow and reproduce in such brines, the researchers said.
"If we find microbes that can survive and replicate in brines at Mars conditions,
we would have demonstrated that microbes could exist on Mars today," Renno said.

The original source can be found at:
http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Possib ... d_999.html

It appears like SOMEONE is trying to soften the blow a little bit, :alien:

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PostSat Aug 20, 2011 5:05 am » by Drunkxd

aaa i thought the article will be longer,you just copied it T_T But it was interesting anyways :D Thanks :)

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PostSat Aug 20, 2011 5:40 am » by Willease


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