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Are micro-organisms fossils on so-called Martian meteorite true?

  1. Dec 2, 2004 #1
    Are micro-organisms fossils on so-called Martian meteorite true? I think it is more likely contaminated by life on Earth...
     
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  3. Dec 2, 2004 #2

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    Are you talking about the SNC meteorites?

    In short, no Martian fossils have been confirmed, but there are some interesting leads.

    http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/SNCMeteorites.html

     
  4. Dec 2, 2004 #3

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    There are 32 meteorite specimens currently believed to originate from mars. List is here:
    http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/snc/
    Meteorite ALH84001 was thought to show evidence of life. The results are considered inconclusive to date AFAIK.
     
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