Mars shows no signs of current life

by Anonymous on Sep. 20th, 2013

You're dead to me!: Recent tests by the Curiosity rover has failed to find signs of current life on Mars,
You're dead to me!: Recent tests by the Curiosity rover has failed to find signs of current life on Mars,Courtesy NASA
Curiosity, one of the robotic explorers currently investigating the Martian environment presented NASA scientists with a bit of a set-back this week with a report that the rover has failed to detect any signs of methane on Mars. Several tests were conducted on the Red Planet over an eight month period but none produced any signs that microbial life was emitting the signature gas into the atmosphere.

"It reduces the probability of current methane-producing Martian microbes, but this addresses only one type of microbial metabolism," said Michael Meyer, NASA's lead scientist for Mars exploration. "As we know, there are many types of terrestrial microbes that don't generate methane."

NASA news release

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saron yared says:

very cool and interesting very very fascinating

posted on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 8:50pm

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