Searching for Martian DNA

I recently began giving a school visit talk called “The Truth About Space Aliens: What We Know and What We Don’t Know About Life on Other Worlds based on Astrobiology book covermy “Cool Science” book, Astrobiology.

This news release will certainly give me more to talk about. We will soon have instruments looking for Martian RNA or DNA, say scientists from MIT and Harvard. If we find it, we will be able to compare it to similar genetic material from Earth.

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Review of Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science by Ian Sample

Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science by Ian Sample
(Basic Books, 2010, $25.95, 320 pages)

This review by Fred Bortz was also published in the Dallas Morning News.

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