The below two links have interesting articles worth reading:
Mead DS-10 (10" newt)
10x50 Focal Bino
10x70 Orion Bino
What goes around, comes around, eventually.
While I don't think anything is conclusive, I often felt the at the Viking data should be revisited. I think it was dismissed prematurely from an overabundance of caution on behalf of the mission engineers. Nobody wanted to declare they found life only to be refuted later. Much better for one's carreer to deny the findings now and confirm them later.
"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan
Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars
But, on the other hand, there are those who cry "conspiracy!" That it did find signs of past life but afraid the mass public would not accept the idea seeing that most of us in the U.S. are of a religion that won't allow any such belief of life anywhere but on the Earth.So who knows?
I try to never let a religious person get away with thinking that small. It's time to get that horse turned around, even if it takes another 200 years. I hope that's never the case. I don't think it is. Look how quick they let out the thought about the so-called fossilized bacteria. Please let us know asap.