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ToSeek
2004-Sep-10, 05:13 PM
Mobile Mars Lab (http://www.astrobio.net/news/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid= 1188&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0)


A remote Mars life-detection strategy is being tested in the fjords of Scandinavia, with a goal of eventually identifying even a single biological cell hiding in the rugged landscape.

aurora
2004-Sep-10, 08:13 PM
I'd like to see it tested in the Argentina desert (I'm drawing a blank on the name, but there was a recent article in the news about how it is extremely dry and they thought there was no life there).

ToSeek
2004-Sep-10, 08:48 PM
I'd like to see it tested in the Argentina desert (I'm drawing a blank on the name, but there was a recent article in the news about how it is extremely dry and they thought there was no life there).

Chile's Atacama Desert (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15558) - probably a good "control" sample.

aurora
2004-Sep-10, 10:58 PM
I'd like to see it tested in the Argentina desert (I'm drawing a blank on the name, but there was a recent article in the news about how it is extremely dry and they thought there was no life there).

Chile's Atacama Desert (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15558) - probably a good "control" sample.

Yes, that's the one.

Probably a good control, although if the test turned up positive, then they'd have to validate that the sample really did include life after all.