NASA says life could have existed on Mars


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Mars rock sample picked up by by the Curiosity rover has found minerals, including hydrogen, carbon and oxygen, that are the building blocks of life, Nasa said on Tuesday.

 

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is pictured in this self-portrait. The image was made by combining dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop called "John Klein," which was selected as the site for the first rock-drilling activities by Curiosity. Photo: REUTERS/NASA

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9925625/Nasa-says-life-could-have-existed-on-Mars.html

 

We all know there is still life on Mars, they manage to hide away from these annoying probes. :)

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What if we lived on Mars eons and eons ago and died out due to probably self destruction but a group of scientist sent experiments to earth to recreate a new life? Start over again? Maybe I've been watching too much tv? LOL

 

Do you think we came here to escape socialism and they left alone died out?  Makes you think.

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It's kind of interesting and also kind of scary to think about it. Scary in the sense on why life on Mars ended. If there was some serious disaster that happened on Mars that could happen to earth or other reasons for the way Mars looks the way it is today. 

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What if we were meant to discover Mars. What if we were meant to see all the proof that life exsisted there. Could it be possible that in some way we are being forwarned.  Look at the shape the earth is in right now. How long will it be before we have destroyed the earth and in turn all life on it. Then someday millions of years later a species discovers our earth. And to them it would be as we are seeing Mars right now. What if the earth was in the threshold of perishing but you could somehow forwarn or try and leave some sort of sign to the people of the future. I wonder if this is what Mars is? It is to similar to our earth in so many ways. We did not discover all these things about Mars just on chance, and we are making all these finding at about the same time the Earth is in serious trouble. I really believe there is alot more to this than just an interesting scientific find. We need to open our eyes.

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Very interesting. I do hope we find prove that life does exists on other planets in my lifetime...as long as they are reasonably friendly. :D

 

I also find it interesting that it's assumed that life on other planets will share our characteristics. Life on earth needs oxygen, hydrogen and water, but that doesn't mean that life on other planets didn't evolve from the molecules and minerals specific to that planet.

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Yes, I heard this myself on my new cast.  I found this fascinating, and wondered what happened to the life that was once there.  My sister actually does wonder if at one time man kind lived on Mars, but because it became harder to live their migrated to the Earth.  But then she's a huge science fiction fan, so I guess you can see where this came from.  I wonder if maybe life is still there, but they don't want to interact with us, just a thought.  I do know that it seems a bit egotistical to think we are the only life out their in the universe.  After all why would this planet be chosen over all others to have life.

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