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Re: A Couple Of Possibly Interesting Items

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:40:49 -0000
Archived: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:38:37 -0500
Subject: Re: A Couple Of Possibly Interesting Items

>From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:03:24 -0500
>Subject: A Couple Of Possibly Interesting Items

>"Viking Mission: Exploration of Mars by two U.S. space-craft
>landing in the summer of 1976. The mission included experiments
>to search for evidence of life."

>Does anyone on this List know how those evidence for life
>experiments turned out?


Hi Eleanor, here's some stuff...

'Viking's Mars-life Experiments Were 66% Positive'

By criteria established before launch, two of the three Viking
microbiology experiments seem to have yielded positive results.
First, when Martian soil was mixed with a sterile organic soup
from Earth,  something in the soil chemically broke down the
soup - almost as if there were respiring microbes metabolizing a
food package from Earth.

Second, when gases from Earth were introduced into the Martian
soil sample, the gases became chemically combined with the soil
- almost as if there were photosynthesizing microbes, generating
organic matter from atmospheric gases.

Positive results in Martian microbiology were achieved in seven
different samplings in two locales on Mars separated by 5,000

p. 147 "Cosmos" - Carl Sagan


Commenting on 1976 Viking experiments:- Professor Chandra
Wickramasinghe said - "I have not the slightest doubt that Life
exists on Mars. In fact the 1976 Viking explorations of Mars
probably established the presence of life. The results of the
Viking experiments, to this day, have not been fully understood
except on the basis of life."



Viking Landers May Have Missed Martian Life [more details at

Thanks for this Ray, but I'm a trifle mystified. It looks like
they are saying that the samples are behaving as though life is
present within them, but they are not saying that they have
found any life-forms within the samples, or even that they have
looked. Why would that be? Don't they have microscopes? Or is it
a case of "Life Jim, but not as we know it"?

Gerald O'Connell

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