Prediction: bacteria confirmed on Mars -- if not tomorrow, soon

Tomorrow's announcement of "significant findings" might only involve water, but I think it's only a matter of time before Gilbert Levin is proven right and the Mars soil is confirmed to contain active bacteria.

There will be some speculation about Earth seeding Mars, or Mars seeding Earth, but the real winner should be the idea of panspermia: that life is prevalent throughout the universe, and probably reached Earth and Mars from elsewhere.

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