December 2nd, 2008
10:06 PM ET

Got Worms?

Um...we're talking about the kind discussed in Wednesday's show.

It's gonna take a whole lot more than the picture you see in our program to convince me that there was once life on Mars.  I'm not saying it's impossible; I'm just saying that it seems a bit of a stretch that a rotini-looking bit of matter was once a Martian worm.

But for the sake of argument, let's say it was.  You hear the line that it "could be a big deal for all of us."  I agree that it could change the way we think of the galaxy (or even the universe).  But honestly, is it really going to affect anyone on Earth today if there was once life on Mars?  Or is it just something that seems cool?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (194 Responses)
  1. shantal

    i think that it wont relly affect earth it is just something left of wat once was

    December 2, 2008 at 11:17 pm |
  2. Travis

    If we have worms in space what else is out there? Man-eating-magets, Killer Inch worms. Giant butterflies?? Who knows...

    December 3, 2008 at 1:24 am |
  3. D@nielle

    If you think about it, we are just a micro-microscopic spec in all of the universes. How could we be the only living things???

    December 3, 2008 at 1:59 am |
  4. Tiffany

    If those worms or creatures are dead, I don't think it would be a big impact on us, but its fun to find out. But if there's still creatures that's alive, well, that'd be something interesting!

    December 3, 2008 at 3:20 am |
  5. Bak

    I presume there would be a big whirl in the thinking system of people living on the earth . And in the scitientific world would be also a big whirl.

    But in some period of time, people will realize the gap is not so big, and then return to normal life cycle.

    Anyway if the rotini is real proof of the life living on the Mars, will we have to feel more threat against our life? Because it proves that any living creature cannot be forever, and they have to die completely.

    December 3, 2008 at 3:44 am |
  6. Aleskar

    I thick the worm on mars could be a sign of life on on the red planet.If that is a real sign of life on mars awsome.

    December 3, 2008 at 6:24 am |
  7. Carina

    I don't think our lives would change if there was once life on Mars. If there's life, that's great. But those "creatures" were all dead by now. Things won't change and they won't come back to life. No matter how it ends, we still need to stay on the earth.

    December 3, 2008 at 6:50 am |
  8. Heather

    I think that it is a weird idea because there is no such thing as aliens, but I do believe that there is life on another planet!

    December 3, 2008 at 8:01 am |
  9. Michael

    I think that it would be cool to know that there is life on Mars, and even cooler if we could find a way in the future to live there ourselves.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:14 am |
  10. Michael

    Life on Mars would be an amazing thing, especially if we found a live specimen

    December 3, 2008 at 8:15 am |
  11. Michael

    Life on Mars is definitely a cool idea, but I don't think that it would have a very big impact on us.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:18 am |
  12. Paul

    I think its both. if we can prove that there was once life on mars, we could find out how to make things live there. one thing leads to another. It is also cool because it is a new thing. i bet scientists were surprised

    December 3, 2008 at 8:25 am |
  13. Dirt

    It's not a worm it's just part of a rock

    December 3, 2008 at 8:38 am |
  14. Bubbles

    I think that it is great because it pretty much just shows another rock.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:39 am |
  15. monkey

    I got worms too.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:40 am |
  16. Haley

    ai dont think that that is a little worm, i just think that it is a rock shaped like a curly noodle! i think that they r just going to get themselves all excited about this so called "worm on mars" and then they r going to find out that it is just rock! and they they are going to be all sad and depressed!!!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 8:40 am |
  17. merrill

    I think the worm could be a sign of life. But it could just be a funny shaped rock. I still think they should look at the site again. It stinks that it takes that long just to get to the other earths.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:41 am |
  18. Abby

    I think that it's so cool that they might have proof of other living things in our universe. Imagine getting a message from aliens. How awesome would that be? I think they should back and look for more proof as soon as they can.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:41 am |
  19. ~*Maya & Allison*~ :)

    It would be really cool if there were worms on Mars because there could be things other than worms, like aliens or something. But we don't know if it really was a worm, or if it was just a fossil.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:42 am |
  20. Brooks

    Thats crazzzzy!!! I thought that our planet was the one with life forms!!! I wanna be a astronaut when I grow up!!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 8:42 am |
  21. Emily

    I think it is possible that there may have been life on Mars. The only thing I'd have trouble believing is that there still is life there! It's only a worm (possibly), but I still think it's cool that we may not be the only ones in the universe...ever.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:42 am |
  22. gwen!!!

    WORMS R KOOL!!!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 8:43 am |
  23. Devin

    I believe there's life out there, I just never thought they would be worms. I also thought they'd be on an isolated planet we haven't yet discovered, maybe even in another galaxy.\

    December 3, 2008 at 8:43 am |
  24. Giraffe

    My uncle is a worm!

    December 3, 2008 at 8:43 am |
  25. Eliza

    I think it is a little freaky that there might other living things besides us. But we can't be the only living things in the universe though. 😀

    December 3, 2008 at 8:44 am |
  26. izaak

    If we need to travel to other planets that are 50000 light years away, we should send out a rover like we did with mars and see if they can come here. as for the worms, if they're fossils then that means the are dead and possibly extinct.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:44 am |
  27. Delly

    Life inside of a bigger life thats all swirling and floating inside and even bigger expanses of space that may or may not have even more life and/or intelligence is a huge concept to think about!

    December 3, 2008 at 8:48 am |
  28. lyra

    I think it'll affect the Earth. Really, in the future it could be that we can't stay on Earth and we have to move. It won't be soon but it could. Before that the scientists can make Mars a place to live. Then we could go to Mars and live. Well, that's why I think it'll affect Earth and the people.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:01 am |
  29. Mrs. Anderson's class

    We wouldn't base there being life on Mars from just one picture of a worm-like object. It would take some more exploration and findings!

    December 3, 2008 at 9:06 am |
  30. Corbin

    I think it would effect people on Earth if they found a martian worm fossil. It could/would have made the first human trip to Mars quicker


    December 3, 2008 at 9:29 am |
  31. Emily

    I think it's a worm but, it could be a rotini.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:38 am |
  32. Jo

    I soooo disagree it looks like a caterpiller

    December 3, 2008 at 9:45 am |
  33. Kiera

    I think that it is a long shot for it to actually be a worm, but I guess it is possible. It doesn't really look like one to me, it looks like a weird piece of rock or something.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:46 am |
  34. Caswell

    I like Worms

    December 3, 2008 at 9:46 am |
  35. Connor

    I think that it is probably a noodle from a land rover with a noodle on a old land rover from 1900-2008 or something.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:48 am |
  36. Kaitlyn

    I don't think that it is a worm. It looks more like a noodle, but then again it's Mars. We have no idea what is out there, so we will never know for sure whether it is a form of life, or if it's just an oddly formed rock or whatever. It would be neat if it was a form of life

    December 3, 2008 at 9:48 am |
  37. josh

    what if it is a giant monster and they got the picture at the right time. and what if the aliens aren't hiding from us they just live underground or something. and how do we know the aliens would be friendly they might try to eat us and suck out our brains and make a alien envasion we will all die.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:49 am |
  38. Gimme

    Wow that looks really cool, but the thing is that looks like a deformed nuddle that happens to look like a worm. What if that was like a freaky monster thing and its out to attack! ahhhh!

    December 3, 2008 at 9:50 am |
  39. Kyle

    How do they even know that it is a worm? Its on a black and white photo, its gonna take alot more to convince me that there is life on mars.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:52 am |
  40. kyle

    how do you guy even know it's a worm? it could be a snake or just alien foot prints. i mean i'm not that smart but it could be an alien like thing. you can barely tell what it is because the photo is black and white. and ITS AN ALIEN!!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 9:53 am |
  41. Aaron

    I don't think that there is or was life on mars. Nobody can really prove that there is life on mars.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:54 am |
  42. samuel

    I think that any sign of life is cool. but to think about the subject is amazing the thought that another life form could be in the universe.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:55 am |
  43. Kendra

    I was bored by this story. If you don't know for sure or not yet, why have a ridiculously long story about it. When you find life, let me know.

    December 3, 2008 at 10:14 am |
  44. Courtney

    It wouldn't affect anyone on Earth today, but it would be so interesting to know that life existed before on Mars. It makes you wonder if Mars was once like Earth and what could have happened for everything to die off.

    December 3, 2008 at 10:22 am |
  45. Drew

    I think that cool to find a worm on mars.

    December 3, 2008 at 10:27 am |
  46. zach

    if they really find worms it will be cool just like the movie Independence day. maybe the world will get attacked by worms, well in 100,000 years

    December 3, 2008 at 10:45 am |
  47. Ben

    I don't think that it is anything i think it is fake and that they just put it there.if it was it is just a worm....

    December 3, 2008 at 11:32 am |
  48. will

    it looks like dirt to me

    December 3, 2008 at 11:33 am |
  49. Natalie

    I do not think that it is a real fossil. Because it could just be a clump of dirt or something.

    December 3, 2008 at 11:33 am |
  50. eric

    that is cool they found something

    December 3, 2008 at 11:33 am |
  51. Espen

    I think it looked like the rest of the picture, and I am wondering how anyone could think that that looked like a worm.

    December 3, 2008 at 11:34 am |
  52. Matt

    NASA probably just shipped it there on propose so we would use more of our governments money on NASA ):

    December 3, 2008 at 11:34 am |
  53. kameron

    i think it is an aliens finger

    December 3, 2008 at 11:35 am |
  54. joe

    HOLLY CRAP we found something on mars wow fun hopefuly we will find some life you know we could make tellaportors in sted of waiting a long time :-0 :-0 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    December 3, 2008 at 11:35 am |
  55. Moira

    Worms? On mars? This could be a really totally awesomely cool discovery!!! tubular...

    December 3, 2008 at 11:36 am |
  56. Hannah

    wow!!!! a worm thats reaaaalllll kool. totally sick man. its rad.

    December 3, 2008 at 11:36 am |
  57. Tigger

    That didn't really like look like a worm it looked like a big.............weird..................aliens finger.heeheeheehee

    December 3, 2008 at 11:36 am |
  58. Jack

    i think that there needs to be more fossils or more facts to convince me

    December 3, 2008 at 11:37 am |
  59. Shae

    i think that the "worm" looks like one of those swirly noodles and is not very good evidence of life and a worm is not a very good sorres of life i mean they eat there own poop!

    December 3, 2008 at 11:38 am |
  60. !HANNAH!

    i think that it is just a clump of dirt!

    December 3, 2008 at 11:39 am |
  61. molly

    I think it's cool that there's a fossil on Mars and I think the warm does looks like a spaghetti noddle thing.

    December 3, 2008 at 11:40 am |
  62. Quinn

    I think it is a worm on mars and they should have research it the rover should have eaten it.

    December 3, 2008 at 11:41 am |
  63. Lucas

    I can't believe it that after all this time, all the searching we've finally found what could be solid evidence of extraterrestrial life!! If it is a worm or fossil of one, then this means that there is or was small scale life on Mars, if it was a rotini noodle then who made it?

    December 3, 2008 at 11:48 am |
  64. Taylor

    I think it would be a large discovery and an advancement that could lead to even more exploration. I think there are other planets. There are billions and billions of galaxies and planets, to say we are the only ones to have life forms is absurd.

    December 3, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  65. kyle

    I think it is really cool. I think that we should step up and actually send a man to mars. Robots are cool and all but they can't do the same things that men can do,

    December 3, 2008 at 12:28 pm |
  66. Kyle

    hahaha, as my class was so interested on this topic when after wards making jokes about it. We, I guess are not much of scientific students but in our eyes, its just a jagged rock.

    December 3, 2008 at 12:28 pm |
  67. Nick

    I agree with Shantal. I think that even if we do find life on mars it’s not going to change our way of living and it won’t affect us at all.

    December 3, 2008 at 12:29 pm |
  68. Jenny

    If we discovered that there is, or at least was, life on Mars it could open up a lot of possibilities. What's too say there couldn't be life other places, and even more complex life forms. Though one picture isn't too convincing, It could open up a lot of new questions for future scientists.

    December 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm |
  69. Alex

    I think that it would be cool if there was life on mars but really now I just can’t believe a little picture that looks like a worm could mean life. It would be pretty cool if we were to live on a different planet

    December 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm |
  70. Kailie

    It is not far fetched to think that there are other organisms on distant planets. But I don't, nor will I ever, believe in the fairy tale of intelligent life...
    I do however think that there are countless planets similar, if not identical to the earth. And that if found, it would be a step forward to start using them as secondary planets. The Earth is overpopulated as it is... it makes sense that people would move to different planets and spread out.

    December 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm |
  71. Sara

    I do think that the mars thing is kind of strange, personally-I don’t believe it. To me, it looks like a messed up rock that are tripping people up for no reason. O-well, maybe there is life out there besides us, but we probably won't find proof of it in our life time.

    December 3, 2008 at 12:31 pm |
  72. Alex

    I think it would effect the Sci-Fi people of this earth because something that they have been told is not true now become slightly more real.

    December 3, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
  73. John

    I think we need to send some people to the planet and have them look for extraterrestrial life on mars, Like a family so they don’t get lonely on the trip their to mars

    December 3, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
  74. cherry

    i think thats very intresting, but it would take so long to find out anything about space untill our technology is updated. so why get your panies and bundle

    December 3, 2008 at 12:51 pm |
  75. gideon

    i think that would be awesome to find life on another planet, but would it mean anything?

    December 3, 2008 at 12:57 pm |
  76. Katelyn

    Nothing can live in space that needs air to breath. I will stick to science thank you this is made up everyone knows that you can put things in a picture.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:05 pm |
  77. Shelby

    I think that there is no life on mars especialy Alians that is just insane! But i do think that the worms are cool

    December 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm |
  78. will

    I think it would be pretty sweet if we found life on mars. Because I think that it would make the world powers to work together to send a mission to mars with humans to study the life or fossils.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm |
  79. Kayla

    I dont think it would affect the earth i just think it would give us a chance to discover another life form.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm |
  80. Elizabeth

    I think that this rotini shaped worm was once living and that it could be important to find out if it was once a living thing. If is was a living thing, then that could mean that there was other life on another planet.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  81. Makayla

    I think that it is really cool about them Mars rover found a picture of a worm. It may even be really coll to find more of the worms and actually find a living being on Mars. More fossils could become a big thing for the United States.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  82. Ashley

    I think that there is a possibility that there used to be on Earth . I think that it is very cool too. I would have never noticed that it looked like there was a worm in the picture.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  83. James

    Just one little worm man you would have thought they would keep looking for life.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  84. parker

    a worm ?it looks like a maggot, but it could have a big impact if it was a maggot

    December 3, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  85. Karisa

    I'm glad to hear that it is just a fossil. It wouldn't be bad though if it really was a worm. I hope that if I really was a worm it would survive. Then we could have mars worm pets.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm |
  86. Courtney

    I think that it would be very interesting if they found another life besides life on earth because i dont think that we are the only ones.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  87. Emerson

    I think its awsome that we are finding other life on other planets. i just wish i could live forever to see the day that we come in conntact with another species just like us. it would be crazy to talk to another human from another planet.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  88. Brianne

    If there was actually life on Mars, I think that would be a wonderful discovery. At the same time I think we should leave it alone. Maybe we were not supposed to find life on other planets. The idea might be a forbidden secret that should be kept under wraps.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  89. josh

    i dont think its a big deal for them so what that if there are other earths out there people are going to forget about it for 5 thousand years from now and probably make other thing to go on to mars but we wast money on these activities

    December 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  90. Alex

    I think that if it looks like it then it’s a better chance than nothing for life on mars.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  91. Lee

    Yes it will affect people on earth today if we knew that things once were alive on mars. It would open hundreds of doors for opportunities! Hopefully one day we will know the truth.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  92. Jessica

    I think it's amazing that they might have found life on Mars! I'm a believer in the paranormal and extraterrestrial, so I fully believe that it's not just a rotini-looking bit of matter, and that it was actually a Martian worm. I mean, seriously. The biggest proof that there is alien life out there is that they haven't contacted us yet – we're too primitive for their civilizations.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  93. britt

    I think it would nice to know the answers to all the possibilities but I really don think it will affect anyone on earth.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  94. kylie

    i think its cool, but i think we should go up there & get it to make sure that it is real

    December 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  95. Emerald

    I think that a picture of a worm gives scientist hope, but I don’t think that it means that there is other life on that planet. There are a lot of theories, non that have enough evidence to prove anything. I say keep looking.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  96. Aurora

    I think it would be exciting. But wouldn’t it take too long to find out if there are other earths that can sustain life? I hope I can find out with in my lifetime

    December 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  97. Anthony

    I dont think it is the most important thing right now with the economy the way it is, but i do think that it is imprtant to know about. one of the biggest questions we can ask is if there is another life form out there so maybe it can finally be answered

    December 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  98. April

    I think this is just something that seems cool to us. I mean we can all learn from it, and it seems really interesting, and shows us were not the only life form but what else can we do about it. Nothing...

    December 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  99. Sammie

    I think that it may show life on other planets. But there will always be another place where life exists. Its not just here on earth that life exists. It wont be a huge deal…whoopie there’s life somewhere else.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  100. Nicole

    I don’t believe it will be a big deal for people on earth today because by the time we figure out what happen to the life that was there a good 15 years will have gone by then it would take another 20-30 years before we figured out if we could make it so Mars could sustain life again.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  101. Jon

    It really depends on who the person is if it will be a big deal or not. I think that there is other people out there and they are not green and go “We come in peace”

    December 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  102. Blake

    i think its possible that it was at one time a worm but I dont really believe it. When they go to mars and personally bring it back alive
    then I will believe them until then its just Myth.

    December 3, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  103. alicia

    i think that it might or might not effect earth who knows but i thought mars didn't have enough air for anyone to survive but i do believe that aliens to survive how would we survive

    December 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  104. Shannon

    That would be so awesome if there was actually worms on another planet!!! It would be even more amazing if there were aliens!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  105. Tayler

    That would be cool, because then we might be able to live on Mars, and maybe there will someday be a atmosphere on Mars. That would be really cool, and awesome!

    December 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  106. Tayler

    I would just say that I didn`t liked the music i actually liked so then they would just play the music I liked. It is also kind of messed up

    December 3, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  107. Mrs. J's Freshmen Geography Class

    It's fascinating to think about other people and other earth's out there somewhere. We think scientists need to send another rover to investigate and bring it back to earth.

    December 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  108. Jordan

    I think it would be neat to find a worm on mars but i also think it would also be kind of kreepy to not know for sure that there might be extra trestrials some were on one of the planets.

    December 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  109. Sally

    Forget Mars.....what about helping the people in our country who need to be bailed out with all our financial worries????? Too much time, effort and money is wasted on these out of this world projects. We are affraid of flying tool boxes landing on us...

    December 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  110. Becca

    I think finding something on mars is really cool! No i don't think it will change anyone on Earth today. Yet finding something there is cool.

    December 3, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  111. Maverick

    You would think that there would be no life on mars but if you coud prove it in the next couple of years or so i will believe you.

    December 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  112. Allison

    When I saw that there was a worm on Mars, our whole class had a discustion about how we thought the worm got up there and how cool it was to find out that there was a worm on Mars.

    December 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  113. Zachari

    A worm from mars could be smarter than worms from earth. There could be a probability that they could have been smarter than humans!

    December 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  114. Michael

    I think that it will not only be cool, but will also help us learn more about the possibility of life on other planets. This could benefit some people, but to others it would just be a cool fact.

    December 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  115. Maddi

    i think its cool that maybe there is life on mars but this could be the start the world has been looking for!

    December 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  116. Herbert

    I think that life in other galaxies is an exciting possibility. I also wonder whether mars worms will catch mars fish????

    December 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  117. Jessika

    i think it is a little out there.. just by a picture we think there r worms on mars!!!! we need to do a little more research.. but hey it still can be possible

    December 3, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  118. Connor

    I think that it would be kind of cool to know that their was life forms on Mars. And i think it would be a great discovery of their was a real fossil worm thing on Mars.

    December 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  119. Ciarra

    I think it would be cool if it is really a worm then we can find out how to make the worms or any other animal we find come to life and make Mars like a zoo.

    December 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  120. Justis

    I think it's wierd but it would be cool to have extraterestial friends or other life forms from another planet.I just hope it's not a conspirisy.

    December 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  121. Chloe

    Its pretty amazing to find a worm fossil on Mars! Not only we found a sign that mabey something was living on Mars, but mabey marshons or a kind of diffrent creature had lived there before!

    December 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  122. Bekah

    I think that is asome. It would be cool to know that theres another planit with living things on it. But it is still kind of spooky. P.S. the focil looks like a finger.

    December 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  123. Brett

    I think there is life in the galaxy but not on mars. Maby on some other planet in the solar system like Jupiter or one of its many moons.

    December 3, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  124. Kristin

    I think that it could be something else instead of a worm. My class was talking and we think it could be a sign of an alien life form.

    December 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  125. Dj

    i think thats kind of weird to have life on mars because i havent heard of ancient worms and my dad says that life on mars doesnt exist.

    December 3, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  126. Jackie

    I don't think that is a worm. I think that it's from a meteor or some other type of space rock, but that would be really cool if that was a worm fossil because that would show that we weren't always alone in the galaxy.

    December 3, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  127. Danielle

    I think there could be life on Mars, but one picture of a worm isn't going to prove much. I think they should go back to that spot, take some pictures, and figure out if it really is a worm.

    December 3, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  128. Shauna

    Worms, on Mars that is weird but awesome. I love the idea of life on other planets. It seems very interesting and I would love to see this guy who offered to go in space and go to that exact place and dig it out and not give it to money but to the owls team!. p.s CARL AZUZ YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  129. Ella G.

    I like the idea of thinking that there could be another form of life on another planet but I do not believe that martians exist. Plus we don't even know for sure if there was ever life on Mars, hopefully it's something we can reaserch more on to figure out someday.

    December 3, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  130. Bradley

    I think it will be so cool to find aliens from anouther country. Count me in for the ride to mars!

    December 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  131. Bradley

    All my friends in school are talking about aliens but I am sure, if scientest belive that there is aliens, I will. I hope they find something intresting because I want to know!

    December 3, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  132. Maddie

    I think that maybe if there are worms on Mars then maybe when people were in space then there might could of been somebody in space that it was attached to them when they went into space it was still attached to them when they went into Mars it dropped off of them.

    December 3, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  133. Madison

    I think that is really cool. Maybe they will find that there are other creatures on Mars!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    December 3, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  134. Madison

    I believe that maybe they should send a rover to Mars to investigate and check around other parts of Mars to see if there is any other living creatures.

    December 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  135. Matthew

    I think we human just maybe ,,, Maybe like 69% More or less figuered it all out .What if life on earth is not a Phanonmemon My be it happen often . Ithink about all and thersjust too many more questions to added to my list but i'm a preety smart for a 12 year old sixth grader

    December 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm |
  136. Arturo

    I wonder how fried space worms will taste like

    December 3, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  137. Roberto

    I watch your show almost every day in Mr. Buckners class. What I wanted to know more about was when nasa found fossils of worms in Mars I think it was very interesting.

    December 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  138. The Jose

    I think that it could be a worm. However, because of the large cost, I do not think we should another probe just for that purpose. If there were more than one, I think it would be worthwhile.

    December 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  139. Ben

    I would really love to accept the fact that we are not alone in the universe. But until we get better proof, we might as well determine the "worm" is not a real fossil.

    December 3, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  140. Curles

    I think it is cool that we might be leading to a new scientific discovery. My whole class has a theory of there own.

    December 3, 2008 at 6:48 pm |
  141. Aiden

    I think it's cool that a wierd worm may live on Mars!

    December 3, 2008 at 7:02 pm |
  142. keith

    i think space is cool and that they sould send more rovers to mars to the place were they fond the worm and check it out

    December 3, 2008 at 7:02 pm |
  143. Ruben

    I think that it is a worm, but we should not provide too much money too NASA. We are in a recession, after all, and suppose it isn't a worm? Then we just wasted money.

    December 3, 2008 at 7:34 pm |
  144. Steve

    if it is life I wonder if it means an attack or something like that it will be a movie coming to life!!!!!!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm |
  145. Carlos

    The worms are on mars. That is so weird but the worm fossil is on mars. I don't know if worms are on mars. I'm not sure where the aliens are. Count me in!

    December 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm |
  146. Brittany

    I think that the thing in the picture from mars is a worm. The fact is that I told my mom about it and was like with a face that said to me that she didn't know things like WORMS could live on mars. When I saw that at Probe I was SOOO weirded out. I couldn't tell what the thing was untill I saw the lines like it was a worm or a catipiller. My dad said that those kind of things don't live on mars.

    December 3, 2008 at 7:47 pm |
  147. Kimmie

    It would be really neat if there was life on another planet. Those extraterrestrial life forms could be something neat like huge butterflys, giant bears, weird plants. However, I don't think they casue much harm to us!

    December 3, 2008 at 7:53 pm |
  148. Bri

    It would be neat, but think about how frightening that would be to have another life form. Who would know what could happen!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 7:54 pm |
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  150. Molly

    If there's other life forms in the universe is there other dimensions, or could we travel back in time. Is there other colors. If there is another life form think about what else could be out there!

    December 3, 2008 at 7:56 pm |
  151. TJ

    I think that the life on mars thing is very interesting.I think that if they do find another Earth in another galaxy is cool. I think we should send people to the other earth.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm |
  152. Stenis

    Me personally I think that Aliens are already here on earth, some how they are doing alot of sophisticated, intelligence, clever and advance techiques that most humans don't see. And if someone does happened to spot a glimps of something "kinda funny" then most people want believe it anyway. So I think its all in our heads whether if it's there or not. P.S. Aliens aren't real so get over it!!!!!!!

    December 3, 2008 at 8:40 pm |
  153. Brandy

    I think it is cool that they found a fossil that they think has a worm, but it is kind of boguse that we can't tell if it was a worm for another like 50,000 years. It is still SWEET!!

    December 3, 2008 at 8:50 pm |
  154. Brieann

    I think it is so cool that there may be other life! I mean just think, your best friend could be some girl from Neptune. I like the idea.

    December 3, 2008 at 8:58 pm |
  155. Fc196poke

    I think that life on other planets is posible. So why shouldn't mars have life too. If the worm is alive then, ether the frozen water is un frezeing then soon there might be another Earth in about 33 billion years or more to see something compared to humans to evolve.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:06 pm |
  156. Kailey

    I dont really know if it would affect our life on earth that much if there was still some sort of life on mars.

    December 3, 2008 at 9:32 pm |
  157. Jalen

    I think that it could have in fact been a worm, and the fact the we are dumb enough to keep looking is just plain stupid! Why keep for something that you might have already found?

    December 3, 2008 at 9:35 pm |
  158. Rosalina

    W O W!! OMG thats just amazing i think its pretty cool to have something more than us out there...and i belive there is. 🙂 I can imagine the astronomers in the future freaking out and going absolutly crazy when they find life.

    December 4, 2008 at 12:00 am |
  159. Joyce

    I think it is very interesting.
    but, to me, it dosen't seem like a worm (although it looks like one)
    i think there are more posibilities that it isn't a sign of life
    they should research more

    December 4, 2008 at 6:36 am |
  160. Grace

    i totally think it's a noodle. but it's possible that it's a worm fossil. if there are worms they should find an actual picture of one.

    December 4, 2008 at 9:28 am |
  161. Brady

    I think that worm is a worm from Earth that took a ride on the land rover, then feel off, and froze. Well there is no explanation for finding one worm. I would think that you would find more one worm sense we have been roving Mars for years.

    December 4, 2008 at 10:15 am |
  162. Lacey

    I think if there was life on Mars at some point in time, and we figured it out, then it would effect a lot of people. It would make us look for other earth like planets with a little more intensity.

    December 4, 2008 at 10:59 am |
  163. lance

    i think youneed to change the title of this blog it gives the wrong impresion to the reader

    December 4, 2008 at 11:03 am |
  164. Matt

    I am not sure if it is entirely possible for there to be something on mars. But then again there could be...

    December 4, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  165. Matthew

    I'm pretty sure a piece of pasta doesn't prove anything. But what the heck? Maybe God did create life on Mars but they were too stupid to learn how to survive like the dodo bird. Heehee, we found pasta on Mars! XD

    December 4, 2008 at 1:00 pm |
  166. Gwen

    I think thats awesome that they that little thing in the picture.

    December 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  167. Kiara

    I think there could have been life on Mars.I don't know for sure but that's just my opinion.

    December 4, 2008 at 6:55 pm |
  168. Megan

    I think that it is freaky that there could be other earths besides us. They could be wondering if there is any other life exists just like we do! 🙂

    December 4, 2008 at 7:18 pm |
  169. Abigail

    I think that it is very interesting that we found this "fossil" on Mars that indicates there might be life on other planets in our soular system. But even if we did find out we couldn't possibly think there was other humans or even life! Plus it would talk too long to even find out!

    December 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm |
  170. Paige

    I do not think there is a worm on Mars. It looks more like a spring off the rover.

    December 4, 2008 at 8:46 pm |

    me thinks that mr. worm is big and real

    December 4, 2008 at 9:04 pm |
  172. Boosta

    I think that it is a worm because it looks like one.

    December 4, 2008 at 9:10 pm |
  173. Mason

    The discovery of worm-like creatures on the Martian surface would be an incredible leap forward for the human race. Finding a Hermaphrodite creature on the Red Planet would be HUGE! Let's just hope this isn't a cosmic gummy worm.

    December 4, 2008 at 9:12 pm |
  174. sammy

    I hope that we have the technology to go and find out if that thing in the rock was a worm. And it might help mankind take one step farther into space.

    December 4, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  175. michael

    there is some sine water on mars so ther could be some worms on mars that would cool

    December 5, 2008 at 1:13 pm |
  176. Hunter

    If there was water, there could be life.......Trust me. I'm sure the robot didn't drop a peice of rotini!

    December 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  177. Moriah

    Proving that there was life on Mars would give hope that there is life outside Earth and that all of this isn't just some random fluke.

    December 6, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  178. Derek

    Cnn student news rocks my history class!

    December 6, 2008 at 8:02 pm |
  179. mikayla

    I think that maybe if there was once life then there might be a chance that it might be possible for us to live there, because in a million years when the earth blows up because of global warming that could possibly be a good retreat center. I think the whole no gravity thing would be really cool to live like!

    December 8, 2008 at 11:33 am |
  180. hamid

    hi my dear carl i want to have your previous episodes but i don't know how can i download them. please give me their links if possible. thak you very much with your exellent program.

    December 9, 2008 at 4:20 am |
  181. Hannah

    I think it would affect a lot of people. I mean, this is the world. People wolud start panicing and make ufo lookouts. Our economy is already bad we dont need anymore wacky things going on! We need more proof before we start going into a wierd state of life. I think this is going to be intresting to see what really happens.

    December 9, 2008 at 6:46 pm |
  182. nollie

    i dont think it was a worm! who knows? it couldve just been a jagged rock under the ground!! why do scientists always jump to conclusions? well, i guess it sort of is their job, but... still. really? a worm? when we havnt found ANY water whatsoever? hmmm.. something tells me they didnt think it through..


    December 9, 2008 at 7:05 pm |
  183. Brittney

    Well any thing is possible i mean we have found many other things on mars.

    December 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm |
  184. Chyanne

    Anything is possible but for some reason i dont believe the scientists! But hey it would be pretty cool cause that would mean we have alot to look forward to in life still.

    December 12, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  185. stephanie

    So like how is there life on the mars??????? Because i acutally pay attention in science class and there is no way there could be life on the mars.Oh and Carl you are sooooooooooooo funny and sooooooooooooooooooooooooo hottttttttttt

    December 12, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  186. Austin

    if theres life on mars y would we die when the sun engulfs up earth. we could just go to mars. hope we find more life like matters. I called the first one to step on mars!!

    December 13, 2008 at 6:29 pm |
  187. Lillie

    This is a great new discovery. It glad to finally getting some feed back on all the research that is done in space. With the great debt crisis our country is in sometimes it makes me wonder whether its necessary for us to be spending our funds in space, where we are getting no returns, but not anymore.

    December 14, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  188. Natasha

    I do think that this skit went to far because if he makes jokes about it it may make him feel better about his situation and when other people do it he may feel a little down and hurt.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:15 am |
  189. Shelly

    I do think that the SNL went to far with the skit..But its a comedic show and they make fun of everybody 🙂

    December 17, 2008 at 9:18 am |
  190. Lizzy

    Space goes on forever (we think)...isn't it sort of egotistical to think that we're the only life out there? We're nothing more than specks ourselves.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:55 pm |
  191. Kaylee

    There is many thinks in the universe we havent discoved yet, so why should this be a shock. Considering people have clamed they have sen a ufo and videos to prove it. And they think its a big deal just to find something that they THINK is a worm, but you never know! Looks can be deceving!!!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 10:37 am |
  192. Chris and Paul

    Come up with better jokes! Please 😉

    December 18, 2008 at 11:41 am |
  193. Chris

    Good stuff , good stuff.

    December 18, 2008 at 12:39 pm |
  194. Bob

    Dear Carl
    Try to make the best joke you can.

    p.s. put my comment on the air.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:35 pm |