On August 6, 1996, NASA announced that possible signs of past martian life had been found in the meteorite ALH84001. To give you some information on this exciting discovery, we have compiled this special section. Here you will find copies of several web sites with information about the find. If you have an Internet connection, you may want to visit the original sites to find the most up to date information.

The Case for Life on ALH84001

Other Martian Meteorites

Dr. Alan Treiman of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas has prepared a detailed hypertext summary of the evidence for past Martian life. With an Internet connection you can visit the original page.

If you are interested in learning more about all the martian meteorites, here is some information compiled by Ron Baalke at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Here is the link to the original page at JPL.

Martian Sources of the Meteorite

Actual Science Publication--"Signs of Life on Mars?"

Based on the characteristics of ALH84001, Dr. Nadine Barlow believes she has found two possible source craters for this meteorite.

Here you can find the text of the actual scientific paper announcing the discovery. The paper appeared in the August 16, 1996 issue of Science magazine.

This page was compiled by Dr. Virginia Gulick and Dr. Mark Marley. Edited 7/97 by Lisa Vogt.