Leonard David of LiveScience.com seems to be on the uppity regarding some “buzz” about what’s going on off-world, namely on the world of Mars. He reports that the buzz is related to some “provocative new news” regarding life on the planet.
Provocative enough to warrant alerting the White House to new evidence for the “potential for life,” as reported by Craig Covault AW&ST, and noted by David.
The potential for the life definition that is floating around the various mission control and analysis centers seems to be two-fold.
- Are the basic building blocks of life existent, in a usable capacity, by some known organisms operating is such similar harsh conditions on Earth?
– Or –
- Can we simply skip the building blocks all together and provide evidence that life did exist or does exist on Mars? The former being