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Scientists Use Dorset, UK, as Model to Help Find Traces of Life on Mars
Imperial College, London | 2018 May 16
The Fate of Lipid Biosignatures in a Mars-Analogue Sulfur Stream
By studying streams on the UK coast, experts have calculated how much organic matter we might find on Mars, and where to look.
Dorset is home to highly acidic sulphur streams that host bacteria that thrive in extreme conditions. One such environment, in St Oswald’s Bay, mimics the conditions on Mars billions of years ago.
Now, scientists from Imperial College London have found ancient traces of fatty acids - key building blocks of biological cells – in Dorset’s acidic streams.
Because the environment is so similar to that of Mars during its middle-ages, the findings hint that life might once have existed on the Red Planet. ...
- Jonathan Tan, James M. T. Lewis, Mark A. Sephton
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<<The Tragedie of Gorboduc, also titled Ferrex and Porrex, is an English play from 1561. It was first performed at the Christmas celebration given by the Inner Temple in 1561, and performed before Queen Elizabeth I on 18 January 1561, by the Gentlemen of the Inner Temple. The authors were Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset
(1536 – April 19, 1608) and Thomas Norton (1532 – March 10, 1584)
. Norton's Calvinism grew with years, and towards the end of his career he became a fanatic. Norton held several interrogation sessions in the Tower of London using torture instruments such as the rack. His punishment of the Catholics, as their official censor from 1581 onwards, led to his being nicknamed "Rackmaster-General" and "Rackmaster Norton