Weird - Did anyone else hear about this?

United States
January 8, 2007 12:37pm CST
My fiance just called me from the gym. They have TV's playing and the news cast just said that we may have found life on Mars - but we just killed it. What?
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@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Wait, what? I haven't checked the news yet, but I think I'm going to have to now! I'll get back to you if I find anything more on this. But that would be just like us, really. Find new life... and kill it!
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• United States
8 Jan 07
Okay, I looked it up, and it's just a theory. There's no proof yet. A scientist has proven how life *could* exist on Mars, and theorizes that when we landed our first probe it could have destroyed the micororganisms out of not knowing what to look for.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
Well, I guess I will have to check this out and get back to you on what I find. How could we kill life on Mars? Did NASA have some secret mission that we didn't know about. BRB!
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• United States
8 Jan 07
Here is the link to the article I found http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/01/07/mars.life.ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest
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• Netherlands
9 Jan 07
No they didn't kill the life on the planet. heh They killed their samples. They are microb-like organisms and the researchers who had some samples were not looking at the samples for that form of life and so inadvertantly a test they did on the samples may have been the killer of it. Read more here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070108125238.htm
@clownfish (3277)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Hi! Wow, that is very interesting. It'll be interesting to see what develops from here.
@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
Nopes did not hear about that at all. Can you please tell the channel that the news was on. I would like to search for the news on their website to confirm the authenticcity of the NEWS
• United States
9 Jan 07
I wasn't watching the news - my fiance was. But our gym usually plays CNN.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
And if you read the other peoples comments - they supplied several urls.
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@xphile777 (428)
• United States
10 Jan 07
If this theory is correct, it officially makes humans the Homer Simpson of the universe. :P *Homer holds tiny Martians in the palms of his hands* "Oh, boy! Look! Life on Mars!" *Homer claps hands together excitedly, and then realizes that was a big mistake. "D'oh!"
• United States
10 Jan 07
This is true :)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I heard this, too. It supposedly happened when the Viking explorer (late 70's I think) landed on Mars and was taking samples. Part of the sampling process was to add water to the soil sample and then heat it for some sort of analysis. Apparently, there may have been a micro-organism in the soil that was inadvertantly drowned and then cooked by this process. Oops.
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• United States
10 Jan 07
I have not heard this. Sounds like us though.;9
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@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Yes I saw this on Cnn yesterday I guess from what i Heard is it happened back in the 70s but i found it very intresting to think that there could really be another life form there out there besides ours. very cool
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jan 07
did you then?lol..is it a joke??
• United States
10 Jan 07
Nope - it's not a joke. Other commenters posted web links to the news articles. The CNN flash was kind of a teaser - as in they didn't give much information. But apparantly it could have theoretically happened in the 70's.
• India
14 Jan 07
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
10 Jan 07
i didnt hear about it. maybe its just an excuse to call you.
@totolotto (711)
• Singapore
9 Jan 07
no... i did not hear anything about this on the radio or tv... but if it was true then i think that it would have made for such an explosive news story that every country's newspapers would have reported on it. since that did not happen then guess maybe there was a mistake in the reporting?