[meteorite-list] On a serious note
From: Pete Shugar_at_clearwire.net <pshugar_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 18:34:43 -0500
I propose an experiment......
A small container containing a mixture of gasses
that are the equal to a Mars atmosphere with
a mixture of some material from a Mars meteorite.
(Such material needs to come from the center of
the meteorite to lessen the chances of contamination
from earth origins).
Lighting can be tailored to match Mars as well.
If this were done in something like the Lunar Lab
at NASA under very controlled conditions, would
our Earth organisms survive?
I'm sure we could achieve an insulated container
that could be turned into a small microcosm of Mars.
This just might give an answer to the question of weather
Earth "bugs" could survive on Mars.
Pete IMCA 1733
Received on Fri 05 Jun 2009 07:34:43 PM PDT