Mars Viking Robots ‘Found Life’

Viking LanderReports Irene Klotz on Discovery News:

New analysis of 36-year-old data, resuscitated from printouts, shows NASA found life on Mars, an international team of mathematicians and scientists conclude in a paper published this week.

Further, NASA doesn’t need a human expedition to Mars to nail down the claim, neuropharmacologist and biologist Joseph Miller, with the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, told Discovery News.

“The ultimate proof is to take a video of a Martian bacteria. They should send a microscope — watch the bacteria move,” Miller said. “On the basis of what we’ve done so far, I’d say I’m 99 percent sure there’s life there,” he added. Miller’s confidence stems in part from a new study that re-analyzed results from a life-detection experiment conducted by NASA’s Viking Mars robots in 1976.

Read More: Discovery News

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  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Slashdot just had a fascinating article about the likelihood of microbes traveling around the cosmos on debris kicked up from plants and moons by meteor collisions. http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/04/12/0336211/scientists-study-trajectories-of-life-bearing-earth-meteorites

    Apparently, there’s a reasonable chance that microbes from Earth may have already traveled as far as the closest known exoplanet in the habitable zone of Gliese 581.

    Other planets and moons in our solar system must have been relatively swarmed with microbe bearing Earth material.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the bacteria is already here. And I for one welcome our new microbe overlords. 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    What a  shock!
    The Universe is alive and teeming with life?!?!?!
    Who woulda thunk it.
    Obviously not the Neanderthals.

    • Malk

      ya, I was gonna say “No shit Sherlock!”
      -_-

  • Dream Cream

     Somewhere, Richard C. Hoagland is so excited by this news that he’s creaming in his pants.

  • Freestuff

    guess where the virus for the zombie apocalypse is coming from? if you said mars, you are correct!

  • joe shwo bowl

    when will they finally just smoke DMT for pete sake!

    • eyeoftheaxis

      No offence, but I think your selling yourself, and others like us a little
      short.

      Dead Can Dance – Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book

      http://youtu.be/IiGXnI7CM1k

  • Guest

     were they wrong or lying then, or are they wrong or lying now?

    • krimrob

       the implication is that they were wrong then