NASA found probable evidence of life on Mars, and no, it is not Matt Damon cultivating potatoes

NASA announced a promising discovery: the Curiosity spacecraft has found evidence preserved in rocks from Mars indicate that this planet could have had life in the antiquity.

In this article, we will tell you more about this great find.

What is the finding of the explorer Curiosity? According to what announced by NASA, the artifact was found, in rock formations on Mars, organic molecules with 3 000 million years of age.

On time, the Curiosity found two indications of possible ancient life on Mars:

  • To begin, we found a set of organic molecules that have hydrogen and carbon, and may also have oxygen and other elements essential to life.
  • On the other hand, were found quantities of cyclic methane. Well… it sounds very interesting, no doubt, but what does that mean? This discovery means that methane on Mars increases in summer and decreases in winter. Such a circular could be due to two things: processes the geology of that planet, or the existence of microbes living beneath the rock formations of Mars.

To conclude which of the two options is the more feasible, they should perform more experiments, but NASA does not rule out the second option.

Bonus: after the famous movie “Mission Rescue”, many people associate the red planet with Matt Damon and potatoes. But is it possible to grow potatoes on Mars?

The answer is: yes, it is possible. It turns out that the soil has some nutrients necessary for growing plants. However, it does not have all the essential components for that, so that should be attempted with the help of some fertilizer.

Currently, NASA is developing a replica of the martian soil to understand its operation. Isn’t it something super interesting?

What do you, what do you think? Will there be life on Mars? If so, what kind of life do you think has there?

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