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  • Their method resembles archaeology, only instead of piecing together, say, a broken ceramic cooking vessel to decipher how it was made and used by a prehistoric people, linguists piece together the broken parts of the early language to draw up, through its visible and audible remains, a blueprint of its once-living form.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Their method resembles archaeology, only instead of piecing together, say, a broken ceramic cooking vessel to decipher how it was made and used by a prehistoric people, linguists piece together the broken parts of the early language to draw up, through its visible and audible remains, a blueprint of its once-living form.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Astrobiology may well find signs of living or once-living extraterrestrial organisms in the not-too-distant future, and that would be a discovery of Copernican proportions.

    First Contact

  • Astrobiology may well find signs of living or once-living extraterrestrial organisms in the not-too-distant future, and that would be a discovery of Copernican proportions.

    First Contact

  • Without the ever-increasing detection power of infrared spectroscopy, Mumma could never have identified those seasonal releases of methane on Mars, nor would he have had the tools needed to determine whether the methane comes, at least in part, from some living, or once-living, creatures.

    First Contact

  • In other words, the methane could be the result of living or once-living extraterrestrial life.

    First Contact

  • In other words, the methane could be the result of living or once-living extraterrestrial life.

    First Contact

  • Without the ever-increasing detection power of infrared spectroscopy, Mumma could never have identified those seasonal releases of methane on Mars, nor would he have had the tools needed to determine whether the methane comes, at least in part, from some living, or once-living, creatures.

    First Contact

  • On Earth, about 90 percent of methane is a by-product of biological processes released by living, or once-living, things ranging from bacteria to rotting trees to flatulent cows.

    First Contact

  • On Earth, about 90 percent of methane is a by-product of biological processes released by living, or once-living, things ranging from bacteria to rotting trees to flatulent cows.

    First Contact

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