Re: SPACE: Re: Economic Role for Manned Space Stations
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 20:54:50 EDT

Brian writes:

>I side with atmospheric chemist James Lovelock on this. Mars has a
>chemical steady-state atmosphere, (and very little of that) and
>therefore it is unlikely that it supports life.

There are good arguments either way. I predict that we will find extant microbial life, but that's just me. What's truly fascinating, ironically enough, is the potential of finding a _dead_ biosphere. Mars wasn't always steady-state...

--Mac Tonnies