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Monday, August 04, 2008

Rumors Abound About 'Potential for Life' on Mars - Alexis Madrigal

Wired Science. August 3, 2008

Rumors are flying this weekend that Mars Phoenix has made a major discovery relating to the potential for life on Mars. reached Sam Kounaves, the mission's wet chemistry lab lead, by cell phone this morning. He quickly directed us to speak with NASA's PR representatives, but not before he said, simply, "Rumors are rumors."

They stem from an article in Aviation Week and subsequent pickup on Slashdot and elsewhere indicating that the White House had been briefed on the potential for life on the planet.

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