Life on Mars: What do we know?- BBC News


is or was there ever Life on Mars it’s a question that excited scientists in Sedona at the Space Age Vehicles all over the surface of the red planet analyzing it but it’s still an open question how habitable is a Celestial neighbor and what if anything could have inhabited it a full key moments in the answer that question 76 NASA’s Viking landed with the first mission to look for microbial life in soil samples they grabbed from all this fa it didn’t find evidence of even the simplest organic molecule since then some members of the Vikings did I miss something in that initial analysis but to this day does not accept it evidence of microbial Life on Mars in July of 1996 announced the discovery of fossils of bacteria meteorites that they found in Antarctica meteorites from Mars that have crashed into Apps on its 12000 years ago NASA said that after 2 years of continuing to study that meet you right there is initial lines of simply 20 way but to this day they’re still scientist to maintain that initial analysis was violet at the gas methane on Mars now about 10 so I think because on Earth the vast majority of me saying comes from microbial life so future motion Mission have set that sites on detecting exactly where that gas is coming from most recently I’m possibly most exciting we were such as have found the first evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars it was found using radar and this is a sub glacial lake under the southern polar ice cap of the planet in the Snapchat search for Life on Mars that will be a lot of focus on this 20-kilometer wide body of water
Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars.
What they believe to be a lake sits under the planet’s south polar ice cap, and is about 20km (12 miles) across.
Previous research found possible signs of intermittent liquid water flowing on the martian surface, but this is the first sign of a persistent body of water on the planet in the present day.
Lake beds like those explored by Nasa’s Curiosity rover show water was present on the surface of Mars in the past.
Victoria Gill takes a look at what we know so far about this mysterious planet and the life that may be there
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