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SETI [ASTRO] Mars Data Hint At Old Hot Springs - Pools May Have

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Mon, 03 May 1999 14:10:59 -0400

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>From: Ron Baalke <BAALKE@kelvin.jpl.nasa.gov>
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Cradled Microbes
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>Mars Data Hint at Old Hot Springs
>Pools May Have Cradled Microbes
>By John Fleck
>Albuquerque Journal
>May 2, 1999
>
>Mars may once have bubbled with hot springs, warm cozy pools where Martian
>microbes could have evolved, according to a team of New Mexico researchers.
>
>Using data from NASA's Mars Pathfinder spacecraft, the scientists found
>chemicals in the Martian soil similar to what's found around hot springs on
>Earth.
>
>Scientific backing has dwindled for a 1997 NASA claim that a meteorite from
>Mars contained evidence that microbes once lived on the planet. But the
>search for other possible evidence of life continues.
>
>Full story here:
>
>http://www.abqjournal.com/scitech/1sci05-02.htm
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