Minerals From Mars May Produce ‘Strongest Evidence’ for Life
Enter the Twilight Zone, humans may not be alone.
Using data from the US space agency (NASA), the Natural History Museum in London and the University of Aberdeen, said the ingredients for life could have been in a zone up to 5km down. The team said that rocks below the surface of Mars could hold the strongest evidence that the red planet supported life. The research backs up an existing theory that Mars could have supported life due to micro-organisms hidden beneath the surface.
Don’t pull out the welcome mat for extraterrestrials just yet. Dr Joseph Michalski, lead author and planetary geologist at the Natural History Museum, said that the paper simply presents a strong case for exploring the subsurface of Mars. Doing so would help scientists obtain more substantial evidence and also help find out what’s lurking beneath earth’s surface as well.