Life on Mars vigorously debated at conference



Life on Mars was a hot topic at the 28th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, the first major conference on meteorites since McKay et al.'s [1996] stunning report of possible evidence for Martian life in the meteorite ALH 84001. The meeting, which was held March 17–21, 1997, featured 35 presentations and talks based on evidence for and against Martian life in the meteorite.