Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars? The Red Planet Reveals A Secret.

What is the most exciting thing about space exploration? Discovery. And the possibility of discovering life on another planet has fueled our science fiction and even ancient myths for as long as humans have been sharing dreams. Did we discover life on Mars, the Great Red Planet?

We’re not in a position yet to say for sure, but with this latest set of discoveries published on June 7, 2018, by the journal Science, the NASA Curiosity Rover has for the second time since it began its mission found organic molecules with its onboard mass spectrometer. The first time was in 2013 there were chlorine, carbon, and hydrogen-based organic molecules. This time though it found a small variety of carbon-based organic molecules including propane and benzene as well as some of which that are believed to be the result of complex organic matter that doesn’t survive the spectrometer’s heating process. The most significant part about this find is that it was only 5 cm below the surface in hardened mudstone, which shows the oxidation processes active on the surface may not have destroyed all evidence of possible ancient life on the Red Planet.

That’s not all, for the last three years we’ve been detecting variations in methane in the atmosphere. In the Gale Crater where these carbon-based organic molecules were found, the methane levels have been fluctuating with the seasons. This is significant when all brought together because it means we have the evidence we need to continue showing there is something to be discovered on the Red Planet.

Could it mean this is the beginning of discovering evidence to reveal what we learned about from Thoth in the Human History Movie? Could information about the ancient peoples of Mars be coming to light? It’s very likely we will only discover more evidence with the coming missions planned with rovers and eventually a colony on Mars. Only time will tell, we’ll have to keep our minds and hearts open as we search for the answers together. Let us know your thoughts about what this means in the comments. Would you go live on the Red Planet?

Additional Resources:
Scientists Are Looking Into the Clouds of Venus – They Could Be Hiding Alien Life

The Hidden Human History Movie

Cover Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Interviews Geobiologist Roger Summons on the find

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3 Responses

  1. Tihamer says:

    According to the Gaia Hypothesis, one of the properties of life is that it modifies it’s environment to make it more habitable. Life on Mars, if there was any, failed at this important task. If we don’t get a space program sufficient to expand off our planet (as Elon Musk the National Space Society, and many others have proposed), we will be in the same boat.

  2. PI in GTA says:

    Easy to check out, readable…heck I needed to leave a commment!

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