Sunday, June 15, 2008

Search for life on Mars starts at bottom of a deep B.C. lake

VANCOUVER -- Deep below the clear blue waters of B.C.'s Pavilion Lake, a team of astronauts and scientists hope to uncover clues about life on Mars.

Using a single-passenger submarine, they will spend about three weeks studying large reefs found from the depth of five metres to the bottom of the lake. Studying these formations could help them understand the conditions in which life formed on Earth.

"What we learn from going into the lake will help us answer the question about life on Mars," University of British Columbia civil engineering Prof. Bernard Lava said yesterday. "What we're looking for on Mars is evidence of past life."

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