Subj: Life on
Date: 1/7/00 8:09:42 AM Pacific Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Helge Nyborg Jensen)
Statement from Daniel S Goldin NASA Administration:
"NASA has made a startling discovery that points to the possibility that a
primitive form of microscopic life may have existed on Mars more than three
billion years ago. The research is based on a sophisticated examination of
an ancient Martian meteorite that landed on Earth some 13,000 years ago.
The evidence is exciting, even compelling, but not conclusive. It is a
discovery that demands further scientific investigation. NASA is ready to
assist the process of rigorous scientific investigation and lively
scientific debate that will follow this discovery.
I want everyone to understand that we are not talking about 'little green
men.' These are extremely small, single- cell structures that somewhat
resemble bacteria on Earth. There is no evidence or suggestion that any
higher life form ever existed on Mars.
The NASA scientists and researchers who made this discovery will be
available at a news conference tomorrow to discuss their findings. They will
outline the step-by-step 'detective story' that explains how the meteorite
arrived here from Mars, and how they set about looking for evidence of
long-ago life in this ancient rock. They will also release some fascinating
images documenting their research."
For more Mars information! A really good site with Martian overfly too.