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'Life' springs on Red Planet; MARS FIND.

SCIENTISTS think they have found the sites of hot springs on the Red Planet which once could have teemed with ancient Martian life.

Nasa's Mars Rover Spirit robot explorer discovered deposits of pure silica in Gusev crater last year probably formed when volcanic steam or hot water percolated to the surface.

Astrobiologist Jack Farmer said: "On Earth, hydrothermal deposits teem with life.

"We can say is that this Cusev crater was once a habitable environment where liquid water and the energy needed for life were present."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 23, 2008
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