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September 8, 2010 / Martijn

How NASA Lost Control of the Organics-On-Mars Story

NASA last week promoted, as quietly as it could, laboratory work that suggests that organic matter may be able to survive for eons on the surface of Mars. “Missing Piece Inspires New Look at Mars Puzzle” read the headline of the press release that arrived in reporters’ inboxes early Friday afternoon, just before the long holiday weekend. Pretty mundane stuff, especially with the second sentence declaring that “this doesn’t say anything about the question of whether or not life has existed on Mars.”

via How NASA Lost Control of the Organics-On-Mars Story – ScienceInsider.

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