aug 122012
 
Searching for Answers About Life on Earth and Mars

  Wichita State University associate professor Mark Schneegurt recently had a paper published in the journal “Astrobiology” which focused on bacteria that live in environments that are salty, but not with sodium chloride – the kind of salt we’re used to on Earth. It has to do with magnesium sulfate, also known as Epsom salt.    [continue reading]

mei 252012
 
Organic Carbon In Meteorites From Mars Is Not Biological

  Molecules containing large chains of carbon and hydrogen–the building blocks of all life on Earth–have been the targets of missions to Mars from Viking to the present day. While these molecules have previously been found in meteorites from Mars, scientists have disagreed about how this organic carbon was formed and whether or not it [continue reading]