Photos show proof of life on Mars, scientist says

Photos show proof of life on Mars, scientist says


A researcher from Ohio University in the U.S. believes that there is evidence of insect-like creatures on the red planet as scientists scramble to determine if there is life on Mars. Research by Professor Emeritus William Romoser found numerous examples of insect-like forms, similarly structured to bees, as well as reptile-like forms, both as fossils and living creatures.

“There has been and still is life on Mars,” Romoser said, noting that the images appear to show both fossilized and living creatures. “There is apparent diversity among the Martian insect-like fauna which display many features similar to Terran insects that are interpreted as advanced groups – for example, the presence of wings, wing flexion, agile gliding/flight, and variously structured leg elements,” Romoser added.

Romoser said that while the Martian rovers, especially the Curiosity Rover, were searching for organic activity indicators, there are a number of pictures that clearly depict the forms of insects and reptiles. Numerous pictures show photographs where arthropod body parts can be selected from the surrounding area along with arms, antennas and wings, and one even seems to show one of the insects in a steep dive before pulling up just before hitting the ground.

Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-22 12:14 PM



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