LETTERS: Funding for science found on Mars?

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Sir: Patrick Moore suggests (9 August) that "We need more proof" that the Stanford meteorite came from Mars.

He doesn't seem to dispute in principle that it might contain signs of very primitive life. So wouldn't it be even more exciting if it came from somewhere further afield?

The only disappointment might be proof that the meteorite was blasted off from Earth 16 million years ago, wandered around the universe for a while, and then came back, like a boomerang, to Antarctica, 13,000 years ago.

Professor GEOFFREY BROADBENT

Southsea,

Hampshire

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