Mathematical analysis questioned the negative results of an experiment to search for life on Mars, which was held 36 years ago.
A new analysis of 36-year-old data kept on the printouts, demonstrated that NASA found life on Mars. Such a conclusion in an article published team of mathematicians.
Neuropharmacology and biologist Joseph Miller, said that it is not necessary to send astronauts to Mars to confirm or deny the existence of life there.
"Suffice it to videotape Martian bacteria. They should send a microscope and photograph the movement of bacteria" - said Miller.
"Based on our work, I’m 99 percent sure there is a life" - he added.
Such confidence Miller founded, in part, data from a new study in the course of which were re-analyzed data from the NASA experiment, which was conducted in 1976 with the help of a robot Viking.
Researchers have processed the data collected during the experiment to search for microbial metabolism in soil samples, which was held two robots Viking. Until now, scientists agree that while there are signs of geological rather than biological activity.
In the new study, a different approach was used. The researchers converted the data of the experiment, which were provided by scientists to conduct experiments in sets of numbers, and analyzed them by the complexity. Since living systems are more complicated than non-biological processes, the idea was to look at the results of the experiment from a purely mathematical point of view.
They found a correlation coefficient of complexity, between the results of the experiment and Viking terrestrial biological data sets. Such a high level of order is more typical for a biological, rather than purely physical processes.
Critics point out that the effectiveness of this method has not yet been proven to distinguish between biological and non-biological processes, so it is too early to draw conclusions.
Original: News discovery