Re: Fwd: PRO/PL> Microbe fossils - Mars

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 11:26:12 +0200 (MET DST)

> Source: newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo, Aug.1, 1997 No. 834 - Noticias de
> C&T - Servico da SBPC [in Portuguese]
> Via: JC E-mail
> [Excerpt translated by Mod.JW]
> NASA scientist Richard Hoover announced the finding of fossil structures in
> the shape of fungi and other [microbial] forms in a meteorite from Mars that
> fell in Australia in 1969. This meteorite is different from the one in
> which fossil microbes were reported to have been discovered last year.

I'm sceptical; saying it is fungi and bacteria sounds a bit too bold.
It is likely that the newspaper has distorted the news somewhat.
Looking through the web suggests that Dr Richard Hoover isn't
involved in meteor research, although he seems to be interested in

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