Life on Mars = Life in Cosmos ?
Depree, Jonathan A
depreej at lincoln.ac.nz
Mon Oct 7 15:54:04 EST 1996
In article <52ou4b$et6 at news.uit.no> Robert Andersen <ob295ra at stud.hifm.no> writes:
>From: Robert Andersen <ob295ra at stud.hifm.no>
>Subject: Re: Life on Mars = Life in Cosmos ?
>Date: 30 Sep 1996 16:56:43 GMT
>Civilizational life on Mars? - no - I got the feeling that it is not
>possible - we could then expect the see traces of activities on the
>surface. As some scientist suggest only at the early stage of Mars
>history it was conditions for life to develop. Did you know that Mars is
>to small to keep any atmosphere and that of course make any further
Mars does so have an atmosphere but it is much thinner than that of Earth. I
believe the major problem with the evolution of life on Mars was that the
output of carbon dioxide by the martian volcanos dropped away too soon.
Mars then cooled to a point where water could no longer exist in liquid form
and hence life became impossible. Life did not exist long enough for
intelligent life to evolve on Mars.
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