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Old August 29 2013, 08:56 PM   #13
gturner
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Re: Scientists are again saying that life here began out there...

I preferred the discovery that Mars is rich in perchlorates, which while very toxic to humans, are used in many solid rocket motors. The high concentration of perchlorates in Martian soil, around a half percent in some cases, indicates that life probably originated on Mars, built fairly crude rocket with SRB's, and then flew to Earth. The relative abundance of perchlorates on Mars and Earth (a rare pretty rare compound here, but common there) makes sense if the big boosters were used on Mars while only small braking rockets were used to land the tiny little Martian capsules on our planet.

I think I'll schedule a press conference.
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