Re: Findings in Martian meteorites...

Posted by danno might on Jan 20, 2004 at 08:16

Re: Findings in Martian meteorites... (peacepixy)

From all I have read on it, there are still points of contention - one being the size of the organic chemical formations found in the Martian metorite which are smaller than most earth bacteria.

Can you approach the subject by reference to the special tectonic Earth/Luna relationship that helps make Earth so acceptable to the formation of life? Mars is too small, without a sustainably dense atmosphere and no active tectonic plates. Venus does not have Luna to nip and tug on its tectonic plates and has become a run-away greenhouse horror show. Jupiter type planets are needed (in specific placement it seems)

I don't know about outside the solar system and trying to extrapulate the billions of stars that might have planets to say that life does not exist outside the earth seems one based more on dogma rather than statistical probabilities.

check on
Fermi Paradox

Drake's Equation (of which here are a couple of links)

I personally think the Universe teems with life. We just have great difficulty recognizing or seeing it. Within the past few decade or so, a whole oder of live was discovered living on the "fringes" of our world - in sulfer springs, deep in undersea thermal vents and even in the crust of the earth.

Who is to say that life does not exist when we have barely begun to look?

good luck

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