Controversial Paper By NASA Scientists Claims To Have Found Mushrooms On Mars
Mars is the fourth planet in our solar system and the second smallest one. It comes after earth and this has led scientists and researchers to believe there could’ve been life on Mars at some point in time or that Mars can support life.
It was named after the Roman god of war and is also known as the Red planet due to the reddish iron oxide prevalent on its surface. NASA has sent many rovers to the planet to search for life but until today have come up with no evidence to support this. Recently, the Curiosity rover on Mars sent back some astonishing images.
1The controversial claim
‘Martian mushrooms’ is what the science community is calling the snapshots sent by NASA’s Curiosity Rover from the Red Planet. These images have assured scientists there was and there still is life on Mars we have yet to discover. These photos have been said to be proof of the potential life forms that can survive on the red sand dunes of Mars.
2According to Dr. Regina Dass
Dr. Regina Dass is a microbiologist who works at the School of Life Sciences at Pondicherry University, in India. She was quoted saying that there were no geological or other abiogenic forces found on Earth that could’ve produced sedimentary structures that had mushroom shapes. This means that there was no way the rover could’ve brought fungus from the Earth to Mars.
Unfortunately, NASA has been quiet about this discovery as their scientists are still trying to deal with the weight of finding life on the Red
4Life on Mars?
The question about life on Mars has been going on for decades ever since space travel was invented. Everyone has always wondered if we will ever meet aliens who once inhabited Mars. As we progress in space travel and are able to understand and get better readings from the Red Planet, the debate will only end when we get real proof.
5Evidence of Life on Mars
The paper in question was titled ‘Evidence of Life on Mars?’ and was published in the newly released journal named ‘Journal of Astrobiology and Space Science Reviews’. The paper is said to be reviewed by eight senior editors and six independent scientists. The journal itself has called the evidence controversial and is hinting to further study the evidence.