What is growing on Mars?

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Date/Time:Friday, 30 Nov 2012 from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:Room 3
Contact:Massimo Marengo
Phone:515-294-2958
Channel:Astronomy
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Talk by Joseph Darrington, graduate student ISU Veterinary Medicine

The wonderment of extra-terrestrial life has captivated the minds of many people. The viking project on Mars searched for organic compounds, and a recent reevaluation of their results has led to some interesting conclusions. I will examine the implications of these findings and how this reflects with our understanding of biochemical processes in some known terrestrial microorganisms.