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RE: Biological Origin of Earliest Fossils Substantiated



> This new technique is a tremendous breakthrough, and is something we have
> sought for 25 years, Schopf said. Because Raman spectroscopy is
> non-intrusive, non-destructive and particularly sensitive to the
> distinctive carbon signal of organic matter of living systems, it is an
> ideal technique for studies of ancient microscopic fossils. Raman imagery
> can show a one-to-one correlation between cell shape and chemistry, and
> prove whether fossils are biological.

Wonder if they could use this on the Mars "fossils"?

Mike D.