Could Life On Mars Be Lurking Deep

posted Dec 20, 2018, 7:51 AM by PHS Warrior Beat
By Darron Pittman 

Life on Mars could be about to hit a big break as scientist discovered that instead of searching the surface this whole time they have been searching that they should try to go deep into mars crust.

Scientist think that mars had life along with earth when they were young planets about 3.9 billion years ago.  Scientist Michalski said “Life could have emerged in those hydrothermal settings and survived in the subsurface for quite a long time”. They think that it could be like Earth’s crust and be deep and will provide some proof that there was ancient water.  A small microbes called cyanobacteria was found deep in earth’s crust and many think that if they can find it in mars crust that would be enough proof to believe that mars once had living conditions on its surface.

Lynn Rothschild an astrobiologist at NASA's Ames research center said that “cyanobacteria are one-stop shopping” she also said “they were able to turn our Earth into a place that is habitable for the animals to evolved here.  

The hope that there could eventually be life on mars will always keep scientist going and discovering new ways to try to make it happen.



12-20-18 A.S