And now for the video! October 2, 2010Posted by Simon in Uncategorized.
Here’s an excellent 1996 documentary from the BBC Horizons program about ALH84001 and the controversy surrounding it. Part 1 kicks off with a great story about an episode from 1961 when another meteorite was thought to have evidence of life – only to have that evidence turn out to be pollen grains that blew in through the window.
The whole thing is about an hour long – if you’re only going to watch one of them, go for Part 1 – it’s a great introduction to the whole controversy, and also has video of Bill Clinton’s statement and the NASA press conference that I’ve been searching for.
Considering that this was produced in 1996, just a few months after the story broke, I’d say this is a fantastic piece of reporting. Enjoy!