Ultimo flash di agenzia sulla vita su Marte

Martian soil may contain life
Thu Aug 23 2007 11:30:10 ET

The soil on Mars may contain microbial life!

Joop Houtkooper of the University of Giessen, Germany, will declare on Friday the Viking spacecraft may have found signs of a weird life form based on hydrogen peroxide on the subfreezing, arid Martian surface.

His analysis of one of the experiments carried out by the Viking spacecraft suggests that 0.1 percent of the Martian soil could be of biological origin.

That is roughly comparable to biomass levels found in some Antarctic permafrost, home to a range of hardy bacteria and lichen.

Developing…

Alla buon ora… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: ormai dai tempi delle Viking hanno fatto in tempo a estinguersi… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Scherzi a parte, interessante aspettiamo la prossima flotta marziana a partire da Phoenix per concludere con ExoMars…

La notizia e’ tutt’altro che nuova, visto che la “scoperta” e’ gia’ stata annunciata un anno fa
http://it.arxiv.org/abs/physics/0610093

Un resoconto dell’intervento su questa notizia all’European Planetary Science Congress 2007 di Potsdam: Europlanet: Life’s a bleach (di Doug Ellison, l’inviato della Planetary Society).

Paolo Amoroso

Notizia di oggi a riguardo:
http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Calculating_The_Biomass_Of_Martian_Soil_999.html