* Material originally posted on www.space.com by Nola Taylor Redd

Could Mars, of all places, be the place to look for early life on Earth?

It’s an intriguing thought and one that astrobiologists take seriously as they consider the conditions during the early days of the solar system when both planets experienced frequent bombardments by asteroids and comets that resulted in debris exchange between one body and the other. 

Nathalie Cabrol - www.selany.com

Nathalie Cabrol – www.selany.com

“We might be able to find evidence of our own origin in the most unlikely place, and this place is Mars,” planetary scientist Nathalie Cabrol, of the SETI Institute said in a TED Talk in April 2015. 

Cabrol studies life in extreme conditions on Earth with the hope that her research might help improve the search for signs of life on the Red Planet.

“We can go to Mars and try to find traces of our own origin. Mars may hold that secret for us,” she said. “This is why Mars is so special to us.”

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About the Author

Ryan Sprague is an author, screenwriter, and playwright splitting homes between New York City and Los Angeles. He is also an investigative journalist specializing in the topic of UFOs. He's interviewed witnesses in all walks of life about UFO sightings and possible encounters with extraterrestrials. He's spoken exclusively with military and intelligence officials who have convinced him of a legitimate and authentic phenomenon involving highly advanced aerial threats to our skies. He is the author of Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon and is also a contributing writer to the anthology, UFOs: Reframing the Debate. He is the creator and host of the Somewhere in the Skies Podcast on the Entertainment One Podcast Network and is a frequent contributor to the Rogue Planet news site. Speaking on the UFO topic, he has been featured on ABC News, Fox News, The Science Channel, and is a regular on The Travel Channel's hit television series, Mysteries at the Museum. His work can be found at http://www.somewhereintheskies.com

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