|Mars Pics courtesy of NASA|
Is there life on Mars? As mentioned in a previous post, the NASA mission "Curiosity" is going to explore this possibility with its scheduled launch in November. Two rovers were sent to Mars several years ago and uncovered more questions back here on Earth for scientists. Methane explosions were detected on the surface of Mars in certain areas. Methane, here on Earth, is a gas given off by lifeforms and where there is methane, it is thought that there may be life. Some exciting discoveries have happened both on the Moon, Mars, and with Saturn's moons(ie. Enceladus and Titan). Frozen water seems to be locked up under ground in the cryosphere of Mars. Water in the right setting can be home to life and it's extremely likely that life can and does exist just beneath the surface of Mars.
|Artist depiction of Curiosity|
|Areas with high concentrations of methane gas|
|Potential landing site for Curiosity|
|The unique landing for the rover....suspension!|