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Nasa finds evidence of 'life on Mars': Curiosity rover picks up methane 'burps' that could be coming from alien organisms

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Nasa finds (could have found) evidence of 'life on Mars': Curiosity rover picks up methane 'burps' that could be coming from alien organisms

Dec. 16, 2014

Andrew Griffin

 

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Mars Curiosity rover picks up 'burps' of methane — which could be evidence of life on the planet

 

"Evidence of life on Mars could have been found by Nasa's Curiosity Rover.

 

Mysterious spikes of methane that cannot easily be explained by geology or other theories have been found by one of the instruments on the robot, which landed on the planet in 2012. Scientists can’t be sure what is causing the spikes, but it is possible that it could be very small, bacteria-like living organisms.

 

If the gas is coming from living, breathing microbes then it would mark one of the biggest discoveries in history. On Earth, 95% of methane comes from microbial organisms.

 

Scientists have said that the rover now has to test and re-test the possibility of life, ahead of a manned mission in 2020 that would look for the source of the methane."

 

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"Previous satellite observations have detected unusual plumes of methane on the planet, but none as extraordinary as the sudden "venting" measured at Gale Crater, where evidence suggests water once flowed billions of years ago.

 

The laboratory onboard the rover has been sniffing methane in the atmosphere a dozen times in the last 12 months. In late 2013 and early 2014, the amount of methane flared up, and then receded.

 

Other possible explanations include the Sun's rays degrading organic material that was left behind by meteors, Nasa scientists said at the press conference announcing the news. But that explanation still relies on the original material being deposited, they said."

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-finds-evidence-of-life-on-mars-9929510.html

 

 

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Fancy going all that way just to sniff an aliens fart.  :-

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And yes it does seem there IS life on Mars and it loves to eat our stuff... lol

http://cosmology.com/FungiContaminateMarsRovers.html

 

I. Life on Mars: Evidence That Martian Bacteria and Martian Fungi Have Contaminated and Damaged the Mars Rovers

There is now considerable evidence that A) bacteria flourished on Mars millions and billions of years ago (Mckay et al 1996, 1997, 1999; Thomas-Keprta, et al., 2009); B) and that bacteria continue to thrive and reproduce on Mars (Levin & Straat, 1976, 1979, 2011); C) and that these Martian organisms include eukaryotes and mushroom-shaped fungus--as determined by scientists identified by their universities as experts in fungi (Joseph 2016). These Martian fungi have been photographed by NASA's Mars rovers growing out of the ground, shedding their outer skins, and sporing--findings which have led the authors to D)suspect that the rovers may be stimulating the growth of these organisms; and E) that the Mars rovers may be contaminated with Martian fungi and bacteria. F) An examination of photos taken of the rover Curiosity's and Opportunity's decks and the Curiosity's wheel wells supports this latter prediction. G) Martian fungi appear to be growing within and to have severely damaged the Rover Curiosity's aluminum wheels, and Martian fungi and bacteria appear to have infiltrated the upper decks of both rovers.

 

A. Evidence of Contamination and Bio-Deterioration of the Mars Rovers' Chem Cam Decks

NASA's Curiosity's Chemistry and Camera (Chem Cam) sits atop the deck of the rover, and in addition to taking photos of Martian rocks and soil, it can fire "lasers" which dust away Martian debris from the Martian surface which (along with any adhering spores and microorganisms) are scattered into the Martian "air". Likewise the rovers' wheels also kick up sand and other debris, thereby contaminating the decks (and wheel wells) with adhering Martian bacteria and fungi.

An examination of photos taken of the Mars rovers' decks and wheel wells indicates that Martian bacteria and fungi appear to have infiltrated the upper deck of the rovers Curiosity and Opportunity resulting in damage and corrosion.

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Figure 21: White fungal contamination and severe bio-deterioration and damage to the Rover Curiosity's Aluminum wheels despite having been driven less than 10 miles across the surface of the red planet.

http://cosmology.com/FungiContaminateMarsRovers.html

 

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Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

By Daniel CleryJul. 25, 2018 , 10:00 AM

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/liquid-water-spied-deep-below-polar-ice-cap-mars

"Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet. Detected from orbit using ice-penetrating radar, the lake is probably frigid and full of salts—an unlikely habitat for life. But the discovery, reported online today in Science, is sure to intensify the hunt for other buried layers of water that might be more hospitable. “It’s a very exciting result: the first indication of a briny aquifer on Mars,” says geophysicist David Stillman of Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, who was not a part of the study."

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