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NASA Press Conference Today

NASA Press Conference Today - A NASA press conference today on bacteria GFAJ-1 inside Mono Lake is redefining notions of alien life. NASA’s news conference today changed how we view extraterrestrial life forms, their DNA, and the environment in which they live. The opening line by Mary Voytek, director of Astrobiology Program at NASA Headquarters, summed it up best.

“Today’s report is on terrestrial life, but not life as we know it.”

In advance of today’s press conference, FOX News spoke with one of the panelists. Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon confirmed she would announce the news that “a bug will grow in the presence of the toxic chemical arsenic when only slight traces of phosphorous are present.” Wolfe-Simon’s findings did not support extraterrestrial life.

Rather, she concluded that bugs will consume and live in toxic arsenic.

Despite that, she admits her findings change our current notions of DNA. Moreover, the findings change how we perceive alien life elsewhere. The focus going further could now be on Saturn and Jupiter’s moons. Today’s results could prompt new missions to Titan for future studies on arsenic.

Sawyer told FoxNews.com this week: “It’s a huge breakthrough. It changes the probabilities for their being life on other planets,” “If there is more than one recipe that makes life, then there are chances of rolling the dice in a chemical soup of all over the universe.”

NASA Press Conference Today

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