Search for Martian life switches to English seaside

London, UK (SPX) May 16, 2018 Imperial College London scientists have found traces of fatty acids - key building blocks of biological cells - in Dorset's acidic streams. They say that because of the similarity of acidic streams in Dorset and on Mars, their findings hint that life might once have existed on Mars. By applying their findings to the Red Planet, they concluded that there could be nearly 12,000 Olympic sized

Search for Martian life switches to English seaside

Extremophile action in an acidic stream may be an analogue for extinct Martian microbes. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 16 May 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Small stream in Dorset could be major breakthrough in the search for proof of alien life on Mars

There could be 12,000 Olympic-sized pools of organic matter on the Red Planet

Tue 15 May 18 from The Independent

Dorset geology gives clues to past life on Mars

Wed 16 May 18 from Chemistry World

Dorset stream is helping scientists calculate 'life on mars'

By studying a stream on the Jurassic coast, researchers at Imperial College London have calculated how much organic matter we might find on Mars, and where to look.

Tue 15 May 18 from Daily Mail

Dorset as model to help find traces of life on Mars

London, UK (SPX) May 16, 2018 Imperial College London scientists have found traces of fatty acids - key building blocks of biological cells - in Dorset's acidic streams. They say that because ...

Wed 16 May 18 from SpaceDaily

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