Become a Member


News Archive



2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Thursday, October 9, 2003



New Idea for Life on Mars

A new idea, which is being explored at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow, involves looking for water trapped inside of rocks. This groundbreaking (literally) project would improve our understanding of how life evolved on Earth and provide a way to search for life on Mars. The method searches for biomolecules in the water in the rocks. Professor Jonathan Cooper said, “With our collaborators in Aberdeen, we are fortunate to have the possibility of working on one of the most exciting projects in the universe, the search for life on other planets.” The team is also looking at miniaturizing the technique for use in space. The project has received £428,000 ($712,079.10) from the United Kingdom’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

(More info: Scotsman.com)


- posted by Jim @ 21:27 EST