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PostPosted: January 30, 2014 12:48 PM 

http://www.science20.com/robert_inventor/blog/our_spacecraft_could_look_straight_extraterrestrial_microbes_or_their_habitats_and_not_see_thing-128630

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Mizar


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PostPosted: January 30, 2014 3:11 PM 

Dx, what a great article, thanks for sharing! I have now bookmarked this web site, lot of interesting readings here!

Joe Smith


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PostPosted: January 30, 2014 3:25 PM 

Thank God. finally!.
A study that I have PREACHED for,, for two
decades (3)?,,,,,,, here on MRB

Nothing but good, new, Knowledge, can come from this.

Hopefully(prayerful) this will lead to MORE
published, public,, Study of Mars

Thank You.

Joe Smith


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PostPosted: January 30, 2014 4:16 PM 

August 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RKZ9aWCBEI&feature=player_detailpage

Zoost


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PostPosted: January 30, 2014 6:03 PM 

Great movie! Never saw that one before. Could be sand, but beautiful

MPJ


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PostPosted: January 31, 2014 4:20 AM 

Yes very good article dx, summarizes my and my colleagues and scientific peers (some involved in preparations for the ExoMars missions) thoughts about this matter perfectly.

Kevin


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PostPosted: January 31, 2014 5:10 AM 

Shame ExoMars encountered so many setbacks really looking forward to this mission.

MPJ


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PostPosted: January 31, 2014 5:28 AM 

Yes, ExoMars has the potential to bring back the exciting times of Viking and the direct search for extraterrestrial life (on Mars). I still contribute to some "digging" among the planners for including the upgraded miniature chiral-LR experiment of Levin on every suitable occasion but I dont think that has a good chance in the first run (but who knows - its still some years). Nevertheless the MOMA of Pasteur package is able to scan for chirality anyways.

Fingers crossed for ExoMars 2018 rover to reach the Martian surface (hopefully they stick to Mawrth Vallis!) in one piece and in working conditions.

dx


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PostPosted: January 31, 2014 8:16 AM 

Hi folks>>>

Glad you found the reading as informative as I did. No baloney in it, just the facts and a taste of the latest and greatest reality of Mars' science and the human adventure to understand it. As Citizen Scientists its in our blood to know what the pros are doing about gathering that knowledge.

Mizar, I too am reading the links from the saved site and it will take some time to get up to full depth speed of a descent knowledge update without the exorbitant internet searches for this stuff.

I knew it was a good post for us to read Keep your mind open everyone! We are free!

EXOMARS is on the way.

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PostPosted: February 2, 2014 4:05 AM 

DX......much thanks for the link at the top of this page......I am amazed. Thanks again.

marsman


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PostPosted: February 5, 2014 11:02 PM 

"could look at microbes and not see a thing"..

Tell me about it!

The chief rock-guy (Squyres) at NASA says that this you-didn't-see-it-before but you-see-it-now rock in Oppy Sol 3540 is a jelly doughnut.

Well, I beg to differ and would like to say that it instead looks kinda like a sprouting Martian Mushroom shaped rock. ..Or is it a mobile rock instead? Confused

Anyway, it's not too good at being a meteor or any other ordinary displaced rock, since it didn't leave any scratches or dents to speak of.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3113449/posts

/R

marsman

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PostPosted: February 5, 2014 11:39 PM 

Squyres says that the rock in Sol 3540 (Oppy) is very high in sulfur, magnesium and has twice as much manganese as anything seen to date.

The other more radical (i.e. weird) possibility is that this may be a somewhat more evolved alien sulfur-based life form, that either gets around on its own accord or grows and decays (like a mushroom) in situ.

On the subject of sulfur-based microbes, there is the following article:

http://scinerds.tumblr.com/post/9489851166/worlds-oldest-fossils-show-sulfur-based-microbes

/R

marsman




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