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Question Of ET Life May Be Resolved Soon

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 09:00:44 -0500
Archived: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 09:00:44 -0500
Subject: Question Of ET Life May Be Resolved Soon

Source: Mike Ignatowski's Blog - Hudson Valley, New York, USA


November 28, 2007

The Question Of Extraterrestrial Life - It May Be Resolved
Sooner Than You Think

One of the important questions that we will almost certainly
answer this century, one way or another, is the question about
the existence of life elsewhere in the universe. Actually, we
might answer that in the next 10 months or so.

It turns out that there is a tremendous amount of life existing
below the surface of the Earth. By some estimates the total mass
of living organisms below the surface is as much if not more of
the total mass of living organisms above the surface.

When you look at another planet such as Mars where the surface
conditions are rather harsh, many scientists believe that life
is much more likely to exist below the surface of Mars than on
its surface. This would also be consistent with surface life
developing during a milder Mars climate billions of years ago,
then spreading underground and surviving there as much of the
Martian atmosphere slowly leaked away into space over the course
of billions of years.

If everything goes as planed, in about ten months the most
advanced generation yet of spacecraft will land on Mars to look
for life. NASA's Phoenix Mission will land on the northern
plains and dig three-feet into the soil and ice looking for
evidence of microbial life. Should it find any, and some experts
think it is likely, then a tremendous set of questions open up.
Could this Martian life have come from Earth, or visa-versa? We
know that meteor impacts on each planet occasionally jettison
rocks into space that eventually crash into the other planet. Or
is it based on a chemistry that is total different from any life
on Earth? Either way, the discovery of the first
extraterrestrial life will put us at the dawn of a major new
scientific journey that will eventually tell us much more about
our place in the grand scheme of things in the universe.

For an interesting discussion of this topic and its possible
consequences, check out this article on Lonely Hearts of the
Cosmos Revisited:


[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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