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-- -- -- -- -- -- I'll have dirt just like the stuff your backyard that's what NASA saying about mars today.
A soil sample tested by the Phoenix mars Lander that -- funny get nutrients.
Could have supported.
Plant life -- one point another test finding water vapor in the soil Tom Jones Fox News contributor and author of what you're right -- -- hearts thoughts of the new book.
I've got that in my office I think it's dynamite.
Thank you you're also planetary scientists aren't sure.
That's right this we're talking about today is right up my -- that what we learn about mars but that's the soil composition.
Well it's that great news because the -- doesn't appear to be hostile to the presence of life and given how hard you life is here on earth.
In very extreme environments like boiling pools and Yellowstone or Antarctica.
In anarchic soils.
We might think that if that was once established on mars disloyal tells us they could still be hanging on today -- the -- one of the headlines is that asparagus can grow in a pot of martian soil -- Pulled why asparagus.
LA just tells us that the nutrients in the soil there on mars are a lot like earth and that means that.
Later on down the line if we ever had human -- there which we of course have to do they would be able to have a self sufficient agricultural production.
System going on and greenhouse for example so that's what could be used as one of raw materials to sustain want to hold this great moment here this is what we're talking about a week or two ago right in the they thought there might be ice components.
That he well that oil.
That white material there was found to be ice it evaporated or sublime to -- into the atmosphere so.
You've got here near the North Pole the presence of water in the form of -- nutrients in the soil so.
If you had microbes that once evolved on mars and then.
We're hanging on as the climate change they could still be surviving in places like Hot Springs been okay to be cleared out of Phoenix Lander is not looking for did not directly looking for life.
Now they're rather you know -- see whether or not conditions ever existed there right that support line.
Exactly whether waters present today and they're also looking for.
Whether or not the presence of carbon compounds can be found and -- carbon is around that means that.
Like -- to produce that carbonneau would be very -- near Phoenix can perform what.
Three more hours analysis of three more samples I read.
They scoop up the soil and have a series of little test chambers and fill them one by one.
And do these result to these experiments to test.
What this -- made what can sustain in terms of like if they have three more -- what else they need to to look forward finer determined.
Well they're trying to find it again whether or not there's activity in the soil they add water to the martian dirt which is very dry.
And adding -- water to it might result in some.
Biological activity are more likely chemical activity which can tell you what this -- history was what kind of -- it came from what the early climate of mars was like I just think it's astounding that we can.
Send the Lander the planet mars.
And they can scoop up soil on the planet and analyze it.
It's sending information back there well I don't know what Tom why do we care exactly out of that it's cool little bit about look at well he.
You know we're here on earth and we've been here as humans for a few million years life has been here from us four billion years.
Did life ever get started on mars are we a species.
Alone in the universe and if we can find life on mars -- the conditions that once supported.
That would give us a big conclusion that elsewhere in the galaxy like might be very plentiful.
Yeah that's exciting bill your life.
Thank you Tom well -- paid by the way great book I'd like to talk about it sometime.
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