Evidence for Fossilized Life from Mars
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Life in Our Universe
Taught by Professor Laird Close | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
In 1996, NASA claimed to have found evidence of past life on Mars inside an unassuming meteor. Evaluate the three points scientists gave in support of the microbes being Martian in origin to determine their validity. Then, learn about the theory of panspermia and meet the water bear, a tiny animal capable of surviving the extreme conditions of outer space.