I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
- Jul 19, 2004
- Out of Bounds
Going back to the start of this thread, anyone know what happened to the Martian meteorite from 20 years ago that was supposed to contain fossilised microbes and therefore "proof" of life on Mars? They went really quiet on that one.
I'm pretty certain you're referring to the meteorite Allan Hills 84001(aka ALH84001), discovered in 1984 in Antarctica and widely publicized as displaying structures suggestive of microbial life in the mid to late 1990s. Even though most of the features underlying the claims of biological evidence have been explained in non-biological terms the dispute continues to this day.