Did Viking discover life on Mars?

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Abstract.

The last analytical results of SAM laboratory onboard of Curiosity offer a new insight on the interpretation of the Label Release (LR) experiment performed on Mars by the two Viking landers about 40 years ago. The fundamental action of perchlorate salt, able to decompose all organic compounds at high temperature (\( > 300^{\circ}\)C) is discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GAT/Milano PlanetariumMilanoItaly

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