LIFE ON MARS
In a ground-breaking discovery, a team of scientists from the United States and Europe has found evidence of life on Mars. The discovery of organic material in Martian rocks suggests that complex life may have once thrived on the Red Planet. This is an astounding breakthrough as it is real evidence that Mars may have been occupied by complex living creatures.
The discovery was made during 2021, when the Curiosity rover collected rock samples from Gale Crater, an area believed to have once been a lake. The size of the sample is small, but its significance is enormous. This is also not the first time that scientists have found evidence of life on Mars, as in 2013, they discovered methane in the Martian atmosphere, a gas produced by living organisms.
The discovery of organic molecules and methane provides strong indications that Mars may still be inhabited by life. Although it is also possible that these substances may have been produced by plants and animals that died billions of years ago. Scientists are still studying the rock samples to determine the exact nature of their findings.
A further development, in the space science fields, has all shown that it is possible to cultivate life sustaining plants on the surface of Mars. Which is yet another indication to the potential of life on Mars.