Life on Mars is possible and has the necessary building blocks. Recent data suggests life on the Red Planet according to NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover and Spirit probe. It is fasinating that extraterrestrials could be millions of miles away from Earth.
“One, thanks to Opportunity and the rovers and orbital imaging it is clear that there are literally vast areas of Mars that are carpeted with various sorts of sulphates, including gypsum,” Bill Schopf, a researcher at the University of California in Los Angeles, said in a statement.
Gypsum Sulphate Found Among Fossils In Mediterranean
While there is activity on the Red Planet is possible, it doesn’t mean alien beings are waving to us. It does mean that water on Mars can support similar life as we have on Earth. NASA scientists are excited about the discovery of a sulphate called gypsum, which are found in large quantities among fossils in the Mediterranean.
“And those lines of evidence will then give us a way to justify going to Mars and looking at gypsum because it looks as though based on these findings that is going to turn out to be a really excellent place to find evidence of ancient life, regardless of age, if, in fact, it is there,” Schopf said.
Mars has always been hypnotizing and mysterious to humans. The planet has the building blocks as we know it. NASA scientists have compelling evidence that provides a strong indication of water.
Some scientists feel further studies need to be done by bringing back samples of rocks found on Mars. In addition, methane has been detected in the Martian atmosphere which does raise the possibility life still exists today. Methane is a molecule that should pass away very quickly, but NASA needs to send a mission to find out if the source is biological.
NASA missions are planned to further explore the Red Planet. The new missions are different because scientists are studying biological research. There could also be living organisms under the surface of Mars, especially in areas where evidence of water is located.
NASA Space Exploration Continues
The space agency has planned 30 more trips to discover life in space. One of the missions will bring rocks back from Mars for further biological studies. There is also a mission planned to visit Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Europa’s mission will involve exploration into its deep underground ocean. NASA also wants to visit Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, which spouted ice volcanoes. Long-term missions will mean returning to Saturn’s biggest moon Titan. The space agency wants to send a flying balloon through its atmosphere and landing a probe in its surface lakes.
Our universe is incredible.