Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Space

Evidence of fossilized life found on Mars

Evidence of fossilized life found on Mars 1

A geobiologist has identified structures on Mars that she believes were created by microbial life.

There have been a lot of claims lately about strange objects being spotted in photographs of Mars, but now Nora Noffke, a geobiologist from the Old Dominion University in Virginia, has unveiled some intriguing evidence to suggest that life may have once flourished there.

Her research is centered on photographs taken by the NASA Curiosity rover of the Gillespie Lake outcrop which she believes show sedimentary rock structures that match similar structures on Earth that are known to have been created by microbial life forms.

Having studied these structures on our own planet for the better part of 20 years, Noffke’s analysis of the corresponding structures on Mars is certainly a compelling one. Gillespie Lake itself is thought to be somewhere around 3.7 billion years old so these ‘fossils’ would have been formed long ago.

“All I can say is, here’s my hypothesis and here’s all the evidence that I have,” she said. “Although I do think that this evidence is a lot. At this point, all I’d like to do is point out these similarities. Further evidence must be provided to verify this hypothesis.”

While promising, her findings at this early stage remain controversial. It may take a very long time before it can ever be confirmed that the structures were created by extraterrestrial microbes.

Source: Discovery News

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Comments

You May Also Like

Mysteries

The Martian rover InSight recorded deep, M5.0 and M4.0 magnitude tremors, which NASA called “monstrous”. These are the most terrible Martian soil quakes in...

Conspiracies

With the appearance of the Curiosity rover on the neighboring red planet, photos and videos from Mars are a constant topic for discussion by...

Bizzare & Odd

In a new study, NASA scientists using equipment on the Perseverance rover have confirmed that the speed of sound on Mars and on Earth...

Aliens & UFO's

UFO blogger Scott Waring, known for his “excavations” on Mars, has again pleased enthusiasts with a new “discovery” on our neighboring planet, a human...

Space

In honor of the New Year, China’s National Space Administration has released four new photographs of Mars. They were made by the Tianwen-1 probe, which has...

Aliens & UFO's

Man has always been drawn into space. Not having time to really understand the history and mysteries of its own planet, humanity is simply...

Fact or fiction

Until now, the satellite of Mars Phobos is one of the most mysterious and “inexplicable” objects in the solar system. “The European Space Agency,...

Space

The UAE’s Al-Amal Mars probe entered orbit around the Red Planet in February 2021. Its scientific goal is to study the atmosphere of Mars and...

Advertisement