NASA interest in Pilbara

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NASA interest in Pilbara


This is a transcript of QuickTime movie (1.1 MB) recorded in the Pilbara in 2005. Dr Bruce Runnegar, Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, talks about NASA's interest in the Pilbara.

Transcript:

NASA is interested in the search for life in the universe. One of the ways to search for life in the universe is to find out what happened on the early Earth because we believe that early Mars was very similar to early Earth and they are very different planets. So if we go back to the earliest record of sedimentary rocks on Earth, we might find traces of life in them and this is one of the few places on Earth where we can find evidence for early life on Earth.

Contents


Introduction

Context

Early Life

Evidence

Acknowledgements

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