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Institute of Advanced Study

Does Life on Earth Imply Life on Mars?


This essay is an outline of the current theories for the origins of life on Earth, and explores the question of whether life might have arisen and evolved on Mars at the same time as it did on Earth. The essay concludes with a discussion of the implications of life being present on, or of life being absent from, the surface of Mars.

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