nope, this is the first time this has happened. Pretty sure proteins or something were discovered before, but no actual proof of life.
and not sure of trolling about "bacteria only giving diarrhea", but if not then you should get learneded on them. without bacteria life would not exist. They were the first life forms in existence on Earth and because of them we have an atmosphere that can support other forms of life. Your body has actually 10 times as many bacteria cells in it than eukaryotic cells. Your poop is 60% bacteria by weight. Gasoline exists because of bacteria. They really are the most important aspect of life.
showing that bacteria exist elsewhere proves that other forms of life are possible, as they are the precursor
Sort of cool i guess. I dont think this is really that much of a shock for me, i figured we'd find some bacteria or something sooner or later.
Whether or not intelligent life exists anywhere else is another question.
trolling aside, obviously nothing would survive an asteroid impact if it were on the asteroid, this is cool.
in other news, NASA lost something recently, a $464m shuttle which failed to deploy a satellite. so they THINK it's somewhere in the southern pacific ocean. I figured these things had gps or something that you could find it regardless of where it is but guess not.
You'd be surprised at how these are put together, theres not alot of protection on the sat launch vehicles compared to say the manned space shuttle... And the electronics they use are extremely sensitive so anything they dont plan for can mess it up... friction coming back into the atmosphere burns shit up fast.
“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” Stephen Roberts
Look back at the Egyptian pyramids and tell me a giant unicorn didn't come from Mars and build them by using a mixture of its own shit and cum for bricks, and then telepathically put the bricks into place all whilst fucking a gigantic squid with dicks instead of tenticles.
Prove me wrong. You can't. I can't prove it either, but at least I accept that fact that I don't know it was done.