The possibility of life on the Red Planet has been something that has fascinated scientists for a really long time. This is especially due to the many similarities that Mars has with our beloved planet.
On the other hand, there’s still no proof found that there was or is life on Mars. But some recent advances are suggesting that the Red Planet was filled with water and this means that the planet could have once harvested life in some conditions which were much warmer and wetter than today.
Living in Mars’ current conditions
A scientist from Germany reportedly made an incredible discovery to prove that living organisms can not only survive in the current conditions that can be found on Mars, but they can thrive there as well.
This was shown by Amazon Prime’s “Tomorrow’s World.”
The narrator of the show revealed back in 2018: “Life could exist in this cold, hostile place [Mars]. This has been demonstrated by Dr. Jean-Pierre Paul De Vera, of the German Spatial Research Centre in Berlin.”
The narrator continued and said that “In his laboratory, this passionate researcher has created an amazing machine – a Martian chamber – temperature, atmospheric pressure, chemical composition, UV rays, each parameter can be regulated with precision.”
Back in 2012, Dr. De Vera showed that cyanobacteria present on our planet for 3.5 billion years could survive several weeks in the “Martian chamber” without having any problems.
It seems that he decided to repeat his experiment for nine days with microorganisms that have been recovered from Earth’s harshest continent: Antarctica.
The microorganisms did not just survive; they thrived. We recommend that you head over to the original article written by Express.co.uk in order to learn more fascinating details on this.
Also, make sure to check out some amazing pics taken by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, aka MRO.
Last Sunday, December 1, astronomers an amazing image of sand dunes and rocks that are formed from the ancient Martian volcanism.