Whoops! NASA burned best evidence for life on Mars 40 years ago

Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 13, 2018 While the existence of native carbon-based organic compounds on the Red Planet was confirmed only in 2014, some suggest that the discovery could have been made a long time ago. Back in 1976, NASA's twin Viking landers touched down on Mars to find out if life could survive on Mars and whether there was organic matter in the Martian soil. Researchers were puzzled as no evidence for organic m

Whoops! NASA burned best evidence for life on Mars 40 years ago

The Viking Mars landers famously failed to find any evidence of life, but now it seems a rogue chemical reaction masked the signature of organic molecules

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Newscientist

No, NASA did not find 'proof of life' on Mars then accidentally destroy it - CNET

You might have heard that we found life on the Red Planet decades ago but burned it up. That's not the real story.

Sat 14 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

It’s possible NASA burned up evidence of life on Mars by accident

NASA’s Curiosity rover recently discovered complex organic molecules… but new research suggests they actually found evidence for life on Mars over 40 years ago and burned it by ...

Thu 12 Jul 18 from USA today

NASA Discovered Evidence of Life on Mars 40 Years Ago, Then Set It On Fire

The Viking landers that touched down on Martian soil in the 1970s may have set all the evidence for carbon-based life-forms on fire, a new study suggests.

Thu 12 Jul 18 from Livescience

NASA May Have Accidentally Destroyed Evidence of Organics on Mars 40 Years Ago

It turns out that NASA might have discovered and accidentally destroyed organic molecules on Mars back in the 1970s. The post NASA May Have Accidentally Destroyed Evidence of Organics on Mars ...

Thu 12 Jul 18 from Extremetech

NASA may have discovered and then destroyed organics on Mars in 1976

Over 40 years ago, a NASA mission may have accidentally destroyed what would have been the first discovery of organic molecules on Mars, according to a report from New Scientist.

Thu 12 Jul 18 from FOXNews

NASA May Have Discovered and Then Destroyed Organics on Mars in 1976, Wed 11 Jul 18 from SPACE.com

Oops! Best evidence for life on Mars was accidentally BURNED by Nasa 40 years ago

The Washington, DC, agency's 1976 Viking landers may have accidentally obliterated organic molecules in the Martian soil samples they analysed.

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Daily Mail

NASA May Have Destroyed Evidence for Organics on Mars 40 Years Ago

Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 13, 2018 While the existence of native carbon-based organic compounds on the Red Planet was confirmed only in 2014, some suggest that the discovery could have been made ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from SpaceDaily

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