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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Okay lets make a deal! Kandahar update us tomorrow with what NASA says by posting here, cause some of us live in Europe, and we can discuss then.

    This seems interesting although i gotta admit im skeptical!
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I doubt they've reached any conclusions that life came from space. Their press release says they're going to announce something that will "impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." If they had actually discovered that earth-based life IS extraterrestrial, I doubt they'd be so coy.

    I think that if they do indeed announce that arsenic-based life is here on earth, it probably REDUCES the likelihood that life came to earth from space, because it means that abiogenesis isn't really that unusual.
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Any word on what this mean for people who don't believe in evolution?
    "Part of God's plan."

    You can't reason someone out of an opinion they didn't reason themselves into. People who don't believe science aren't going to start because you showed them more science. If it's the arsenic-based life thing, holy ****. I hope it's not something lame like "Oh hey we found microbes that can eat arsenic." That would be boring.

    Please don't be boring, NASA.
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    OH **** they found me and foiled my plans for galactic conquest...I'm outa here

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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Yep, it looks like that's what it is. The Daily Mail is now confirming that NASA is set to announce the discovery of arsenic-based life in Mono Lake in Yosemite National Park. However, it's not arsenic-based in the sense that it has arsenic instead of DNA...it's arsenic-based in the sense that it uses arsenic for energy instead of phosphorus like all other known life forms.

    This means that life evolved on at least two separate occasions on earth...which means that it's virtually certain to evolve on any life-friendly world.

    Astrobiology findings: 'Alien' bacteria that lives on arsenic found in Californian lake opens up search for life on other planets | Mail Online
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    So what exactly did they find thats arsenic based?

    I thought all known life forms use protein for energy?
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yep, it looks like that's what it is. The Daily Mail is now confirming that NASA is set to announce the discovery of arsenic-based life in Mono Lake in Yosemite National Park. However, it's not arsenic-based in the sense that it has arsenic instead of DNA...it's arsenic-based in the sense that it uses arsenic for energy instead of phosphorous like all other known life forms.

    This means that life evolved on two separate occasions on earth...which means that if you have a world with life-friendly conditions, it's virtually certain to evolve.

    Astrobiology findings: 'Alien' bacteria that lives on arsenic found in Californian lake opens up search for life on other planets | Mail Online
    YEAH, big announcement they announce it before they promise to.

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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yep, it looks like that's what it is. The Daily Mail is now confirming that NASA is set to announce the discovery of arsenic-based life in Mono Lake in Yosemite National Park. However, it's not arsenic-based in the sense that it has arsenic instead of DNA...it's arsenic-based in the sense that it uses arsenic for energy instead of phosphorous like all other known life forms.

    This means that life evolved on two separate occasions on earth...which means that life-friendly planets are virtually certain to actually have life.

    Astrobiology findings: 'Alien' bacteria that lives on arsenic found in Californian lake opens up search for life on other planets | Mail Online
    Daily Mail? This means it's anything BUT arsenic-based life.

    Pleasepleaseplease be right for once, Daily Mail.
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    So what exactly did they find thats arsenic based?

    I thought all known life forms use protein for energy?
    That's what makes this so ****ing cool.

    Supposedly, they found microbes.
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    Re: NASA to announce "major discovery" that could boost chances of life on other worl

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That's what makes this so ****ing cool.
    Kandahar said phosphorus.

    Are you guys like professors or something?
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