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Robert Pearlman

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NBC News is reporting that "tiny blobs and tunnels" in a meteorite have revived the debate over life on Mars.
Eighteen years after a Martian meteorite sparked a debate over alien-looking "nanofossils," researchers are reporting that different structures inside an even bigger space rock suggest biological processes might have been at work on the Red Planet hundreds of millions of years ago.

"We're convinced that this is another one of the important data points that is going toward answering the big question: Was there life on Mars?" Everett Gibson, a researcher at NASA's Johnson Space Center who was involved in both studies, told NBC News.

He made clear, however, that even the latest study won't settle the big question. "We don't come out and say we have found life on Mars," Gibson said.

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