Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jesuit On The Possibilty Of Life On Mars

NORMALLY filled with theology students, the creaking classroom seats of the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas in Rome were crammed with planetary scientists and astronomers from all over the world.
Mars Rover
Overhead screens flashed slideshows of planned space missions and colourful graphs as dozens of speakers and nearly 600 participants shared their latest discoveries and dreams of finding extraterrestrial life in the universe.
"Mars is still a very intriguing object with a high probability of life being somewhere under the surface or some traces of life remaining," Jesuit Father Pavel Gabor told Catholic News Service on September 21.
The Czech priest works at the Vatican Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, United States, and was one of a number of Vatican astronomers who took part in the European Planetary Science Congress from September 19-24 at the university.
Link (here) to the full article at The Catholic Leader.

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