Friday, November 14, 2008

Mars Mysterious Rock - AHL 84001

What exactly is AHL 84001?
Well, from the picture shown, we can simply say that it is an ordinary stone, is that true?
NO, if you say so, then you really make a big mistake, why? Because, it was the biggest discovery that human being ever made.
It is not an ordinary stone, but was a first meteorite found by a team from NASA Johnson Space Center while exploring the Allen Hills on 1984.
After several investigations and experiments, they had proved that it was from MARS, the fourth planet from the sun in the solar system.
Since 1993, the investigation on that meteorite had started and the first paper was published in 1996 in science magazine by team studying this meteorite led by David S.Mckay, and outlined 4 pieces of information to support life once existed on MARS:

  • Carbonate mineral were detected similar to carbonate deposits on Earth- Based on biological molecules.
  • The presence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon(PAHs) - complex organic molecules.
  • The presence of mineral Magnetite
  • The presence of what appears to be rod-like microfossils.
What I'm trying to show is, do you believe that there is life on mars nowadays?

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

herm... will there be more scientific blogs in da future? wat's next? alien invasion? ha3!!!