Re: OT: Alien Life?
- From: Rufus <not@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2010 17:19:12 -0800
Tony Done wrote:
On Dec 3, 12:10 pm, Rufus<n...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:Twibil wrote:Looks as if we're going to learn something on Thursday, and it might
The inclusion of astrobiologists on the list of participants hints
that we may have found some evidence of extra-terrestrial life, and
the Cassini Probe that flew past Titan and Rhea a few months ago
carried a mass-spectrometer capable of detecting chemicals which
indicate possible biological processes taking place.
Not likely to be little green men with guitars, but stay tuned.
This is actually really old news, and the "alien" references are nothing
more than media spin - I live a ways south of Mono Lake and they
actually found this bacterium there some number of years ago...they also
found another, similar but different one over in the Searles Valley some
years ago too - note this paper was written in 2005:
This is the next valley east of me, so I remember this discovery and how
it was hailed as a "new life form" and the first one discovered in some
centuries, yadda-yadda...needless to say, I don't drink the water here
seeing that there's so much arsenic in the valley that it's spawning
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Thanks,interesing article. Makes me think that nasa is doing a fund
Exactly. Though at this point I'm not sure who's hyping who...if NASA is late to the discovery and just playing the ET crowd, or the ET crowd is playing NASA. Or the media playing them both, for ratings...anyway - yawn - this particular bit of science has been around for quite some time.
There are also at least two known types of sulfur reducing bacteria (that I could find in a quick look):
....real scientists know this stuff, and have for some time.
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