Life, But Not As We Know It

by Gary Niederhoff on December 6, 2010

NASA managed to get the world’s attention last week by announcing a press conference in which a major advance in the search for alien life would be revealed. The research turned out to involve a bacterium pulled out of Mono Lake in California which was at least moderately happy to use arsenic for its metabolism, instead of the usual phosphorous. A lot of people — expecting news of extraterrestrial biology — were disappointed. But the story’s important, nonetheless … Here’s my take on it:

Read Seth’s full Huffington Post Article

— Seth

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avatar Dan December 28, 2010 at 11:33 am

I don’t undersatnd why everyone (generalizing) was so dissapointed. I think that the discovery was very “cool!”

Also, why does it say Gary Niederhoff and Seth on the same article?

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