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(Daily Star)   Top space scientist makes bombshell prediction that will 'shake humanity': Life on Mars WILL be discovered in the form of alien microbes, which could contain deadly pathogens that could spark future pandemics (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2020-08-11 8:48:15 AM  
TBH, I would be very surprised if we don't find conclusive evidence of extraterrestrial life in my lifetime.

Given some of the extreme conditions in which life thrives on Earth, it's hard to believe there aren't at least microbial life forms elsewhere in the solar system.
 
2020-08-11 9:55:04 AM  
Oh, great.  Then we'll have Trump prattling racistly(?) on about the "Martian virus" and issuing travel bans -- though you'd think he'd go easier on a red planet.
 
2020-08-11 10:06:26 AM  
I'm willing to move to Mars and take that risk. Can't stand this planet anymore.
 
2020-08-11 10:07:00 AM  
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Yes this year feels like the year to find this
 
2020-08-11 10:08:39 AM  
 
2020-08-11 10:08:55 AM  
Well, seeing as it's 2020 I guess we shouldn't expect a cute little green alien that grants wishes while dropping condescending quips.
 
2020-08-11 10:10:24 AM  
Dr Garik Isrealian

Yeah, I wouldn't trust this guy. He lies a lot.

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2020-08-11 10:11:00 AM  
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2020-08-11 10:11:16 AM  
It's the Daily Star, so the only interest they and its readers have is that the pathogens have great tits.
 
2020-08-11 10:11:27 AM  
It's 2020. I think "Get in Line." would be an appropriate response to any extraterrestrial biological threat.
 
2020-08-11 10:12:15 AM  
After everything else? Why the f*ck not. No weirder than anything else we've lived through thus far and I'm just talking this year.
 
2020-08-11 10:12:44 AM  

oldfarthenry: Well, seeing as it's 2020 I guess we shouldn't expect a cute little green alien that grants wishes while dropping condescending quips.


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2020-08-11 10:13:18 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: we've known it for 25 years

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Hi​lls_84001


Longer than that.

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2020-08-11 10:13:25 AM  
Considering that microbes are the most dominant form of life and exists everywhere that we can detect I would be surprised if we didn't find any. All Hail The Biome!

/yes, I am biomeish
 
2020-08-11 10:13:51 AM  

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/Shakes a tiny fin.
 
2020-08-11 10:13:53 AM  
The scientist is correct that Mars is a hotspot.  So maybe they find some peptides.  It wouldn't surprise me.  Mars probably had oxygen that oxidized surface iron so is presence of cholorophyl a certainty?
 
2020-08-11 10:13:55 AM  

hissatsu: Dr Garik Isrealian

Yeah, I wouldn't trust this guy. He lies a lot.

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2020-08-11 10:14:19 AM  
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"I PREDICT THIS WILL BE THE MOST ACCURATE PREDICTION OF ALL TIME!"
 
2020-08-11 10:15:07 AM  

Fano: [qph.fs.quoracdn.net image 602x338]
Yes this year feels like the year to find this


We aren't that lucky
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2020-08-11 10:15:11 AM  

hissatsu: Dr Garik Isrealian

Yeah, I wouldn't trust this guy. He lies a lot.

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C'mon, just look at that face... who wouldn't trust that face?

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2020-08-11 10:15:15 AM  

hissatsu: Dr Garik Isrealian

Yeah, I wouldn't trust this guy. He lies a lot.

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Well, he's "been in astrophysics" for decades, so he must really know his stuff.

Also, that just may be the worst web site on the Internet. I love how they manage to throw so much s**t on the page that the actual article is reduce to a small rectangle, surrounded by overlays and popups, yet littered with ads that I have to scroll through in order to read each individual sentence of the article, which is only a few sentences long to begin with.
 
2020-08-11 10:15:24 AM  
So scientists watched War of the Worlds?
 
2020-08-11 10:15:51 AM  

Mr_Vimes: It's the Daily Star, so the only interest they and its readers have is that the pathogens have great tits.


They're not wrong....

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2020-08-11 10:16:30 AM  
The chances that a Martian organism could infect humans seems about the same as the chances that a MacOS virus could infect an alien mothership's computer.

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2020-08-11 10:17:22 AM  
nah.
 
2020-08-11 10:18:15 AM  

cepson: hissatsu: Dr Garik Isrealian

Yeah, I wouldn't trust this guy. He lies a lot.

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Well, he's "been in astrophysics" for decades, so he must really know his stuff.

Also, that just may be the worst web site on the Internet. I love how they manage to throw so much s**t on the page that the actual article is reduce to a small rectangle, surrounded by overlays and popups, yet littered with ads that I have to scroll through in order to read each individual sentence of the article, which is only a few sentences long to begin with.


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2020-08-11 10:18:31 AM  
I'd expect to find procaryotes all around the solar system where there's liquid water, but the probability of eucaryotic life developing is extremely low. That happened on earth only once in 4 billion years.
 
2020-08-11 10:19:25 AM  

Nocrash: The scientist is correct that Mars is a hotspot.  So maybe they find some peptides.  It wouldn't surprise me.  Mars probably had oxygen that oxidized surface iron so is presence of cholorophyl a certainty?


Oops. Another reading reveals he predicts we will find evidence of "intelligent" life during his lifetime.

So a looney. You would be looney too if you published  500 articles in the field of astrophysics.
 
2020-08-11 10:21:57 AM  
Just don't send these guys to look for it.

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2020-08-11 10:22:07 AM  
Here's hoping we are wiped from existence.
 
2020-08-11 10:22:25 AM  
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2020-08-11 10:23:00 AM  
(Un)fortunately, we don't have the technology to get the Mars microbes back to Earth.
Life finds a way...
 
2020-08-11 10:23:07 AM  

RainDawg: Considering that microbes are the most dominant form of life on Earth and exists everywhere that we can detect on Earth I would be surprised if we didn't find any. All Hail The Biome!

/yes, I am biomeish


Fixed
 
2020-08-11 10:23:07 AM  

wage0048: TBH, I would be very surprised if we don't find conclusive evidence of extraterrestrial life in my lifetime.

Given some of the extreme conditions in which life thrives on Earth, it's hard to believe there aren't at least microbial life forms elsewhere in the solar system.


Never mind the ones who can elude air force and navy pilots.

Commander Fravor

Youtube
 
2020-08-11 10:23:08 AM  
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2020-08-11 10:23:24 AM  
... Wouldn't, for the microbes to be at risk to us, they need to have evolved to infect something even VAGUELY simillar?

Like, we don't get *plant* viruses and illnesses, generally.
 
2020-08-11 10:23:51 AM  

Walker: I'm willing to move to Mars and take that risk. Can't stand this planet anymore.


Just make sure the taxpayers pay for it.
 
2020-08-11 10:24:44 AM  

Psychopusher: Oh, great.  Then we'll have Trump prattling racistly(?) on about the "Martian virus" and issuing travel bans -- though you'd think he'd go easier on a red planet.


Trump lives in your head 24/7 doesn't he? Sad!
 
2020-08-11 10:24:50 AM  
It's a god awful sad affair.
 
2020-08-11 10:26:22 AM  

orbister: The chances that a Martian organism could infect humans seems about the same as the chances that a MacOS virus could infect an alien mothership's computer.

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A virus, no.

But a bacterium? that's a living thing that will just need a warm and wet environment food and no natural predators.

And it might have radically different chemistry, but given that it evolved on the next planet over, probably not.
 
2020-08-11 10:28:03 AM  
Yeah, maybe. And maybe we'll discover an ancient relic on Mars that will split Japan into three nations with massive walls, requiring an amnesiac physicist, his ex-boxer boyfriend, a potato farmer loaded with guilt and a former government employee with a t-shirt for every possible dialogue option to end the war by punching a space god.
 
2020-08-11 10:28:31 AM  

Walker: I'm willing to move to Mars and take that risk. Can't stand this planet anymore.


Arnold's there waiting for you.
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/it ain't the kind of place to raise your kid. In fact it's cold as hell. And there's no one there to raise them if you did
 
2020-08-11 10:28:48 AM  

orbister: The chances that a Martian organism could infect humans seems about the same as the chances that a MacOS virus could infect an alien mothership's computer.

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You didn't watch the movie, did you?

It's not a MacOS virus, it's a virus written specifically for the alien computers.  He's just using a MacBook and a radio transmitter to transmit it to the alien computers.
 
2020-08-11 10:28:51 AM  

LordOfThePings: hissatsu: Dr Garik Isrealian

Yeah, I wouldn't trust this guy. He lies a lot.

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C'mon, just look at that face... who wouldn't trust that face?

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Never judge a book by its cover.
 
2020-08-11 10:30:00 AM  

Bobsville Strangler: I'd expect to find procaryotes all around the solar system where there's liquid water, but the probability of eucaryotic life developing is extremely low. That happened on earth only once in 4 billion years.


Well only one form that persisted and left behind evidence.  Your comment much appreciated.  On earth some microbial forms are so farking weird they are very hard to detect here on earth. On Mars it won't be any easier.

/retired microbiologist
 
2020-08-11 10:31:25 AM  

dittybopper: cepson: hissatsu: Dr Garik Isrealian

Yeah, I wouldn't trust this guy. He lies a lot.

[vignette.wikia.nocookie.net image 417x584]

Well, he's "been in astrophysics" for decades, so he must really know his stuff.

Also, that just may be the worst web site on the Internet. I love how they manage to throw so much s**t on the page that the actual article is reduce to a small rectangle, surrounded by overlays and popups, yet littered with ads that I have to scroll through in order to read each individual sentence of the article, which is only a few sentences long to begin with.

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Youre welcome.
 
2020-08-11 10:33:16 AM  
world science community: chinese launch mars mission!
daily star: viruses soon to be found on mars!
trump: <retweet>

have we covered the news cycle on this?
 
2020-08-11 10:33:17 AM  

Nocrash: Bobsville Strangler: I'd expect to find procaryotes all around the solar system where there's liquid water, but the probability of eucaryotic life developing is extremely low. That happened on earth only once in 4 billion years.

Well only one form that persisted and left behind evidence.  Your comment much appreciated.  On earth some microbial forms are so farking weird they are very hard to detect here on earth. On Mars it won't be any easier.

/retired microbiologist


And many of them have deep pockets and work behind the scenes in washington DC
 
2020-08-11 10:33:51 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: orbister: The chances that a Martian organism could infect humans seems about the same as the chances that a MacOS virus could infect an alien mothership's computer.

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A virus, no.

But a bacterium? that's a living thing that will just need a warm and wet environment food and no natural predators.

And it might have radically different chemistry, but given that it evolved on the next planet over, probably not.


Yep, my thought to. We could accidently wake up a bacteria or fungus that we have no current antibiotics for.
 
2020-08-11 10:33:57 AM  
That we will almost certainly find some sort of microscopic life anywhere there is/was water is almost a given.  But, if that alien life were able to infect terrestrial life forms?  If it too was built from DNA and therefore could affect ours?  Well, THAT would have some profound scientific, and even dare I say theological implications
 
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