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Scientists: Mars may be life. / September 6, 2010 /

On the surface of Mars may be organic compounds. To such a sensational conclusion, refuting previous claims, came an international group of scientists. They re-analyzed the results of experiments that are conducted on Mars in 1976, the U.S. spacecraft Viking 1 and Viking 2.

The results of this work published in the Journal of Geophysical Research ", with a special statement was also made United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Who heads a team of specialists astrobiology Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez of the National Autonomous University of Mexico made the reservation that the conclusions of scientists should not be regarded as a clear confirmation of the existence of life on the Red Planet. Nevertheless, new data allow a higher degree of probability say that it can exist or once existed.

«Now we can testify to that on Mars there is organic matter that held Viking experiments to detect organic compounds, which showed their absence is likely to destroy them during the test,» — said Navarro-Gonzalez, The Washington Post.

Opinion Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez shares and another study participant — Chris McKay, of the Research Center of NASA Ames. According to him, which leads to ITAR-TASS, the new discovery could «greatly change the ways to find» the answer to the question of whether there is life on Mars.

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