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Old 12-01-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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Has NASA found (potentially) extraterrestrial life?

2 days ago NASA posted a very interesting media advisory for a press announcement clicky due for 2pm EST tomorrow. It will also be streamed live on the internet. The most interesting part:

"an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life"
Here is an article with some mild speculation which interestingly details the roles of the participants.

OK so my thread title may be a big over dramatic (got you to look eh?) obviously they will not be announcing they have found little/big, green/blue/pink or polka dot creatures but (going on past records) more likely the possibility of life or maybe, just maybe the seeds of the most primitive life (bacteria possibly?) on Titan.

Whatever it is though the most interesting thing about this for me is that a one of my favourite Sci-Fi books Titan by Stephen Baxter explores the possibilities that life on Titan may actually exist albeit not as we know it. Won't say any more about the book to avoid spoilers if anyone decides to read it but some of his ideas have already been borne out by the Cassini probe.

Well lets wait and see might be an anti-climax but I'll sure be watching with great interest.

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