It’s one of David Bowie’s all time best songs (and he made many great ones)…
…and its also something scientists, academics, novelists, musicans (yes), and the general public have grappled with for a very long time: The question of whether there is/was life on the planet Mars.
Over at scientificamerican.com, author Gilbert V. Levin offers this intriguing article, wherein he states…
The article is presented on Scientific American, so don’t be terribly surprised by the dry analysis presented.
If you can work through it, you’ve got yourself a very fascinating article that posits the Viking craft that landed on Mars back in the 1970’s actually detected possible life, in the form of microbes, on the planet… but the results were considered tarnished for various reasons and not accepted.
Mr. Levin feels this is not the case, that the results are solid and prove we did discover “life on Mars” back then.
Give it a look. It’s fascinating stuff!