Close examination suggested that about 25 percent of the crystal structures were chemically consistent with being formed from bacteria.So at some point, there was life on Mars. The question one must ask now is ... is it still there?
"We feel vindicated. We’ve shown the alternate explanation is absolutely incorrect, leading us back to our original position that these structures are formed by bacteria on Mars," Dr Mackay said.
Dennis Bazylinski, an astrobiologist from the University of Nevada who peer-reviewed the findings, said: "Until now I was on the fence but this paper has really thrown out the non-biological explanation."
Monday, November 30, 2009
Martians exist(ed). They're also (well, were) bacteria.