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? <snip> 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 kilometers. 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." --- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1724685/posts Viking Landers May Have Missed Martian Life [more details at page] 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 http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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