Scientists Announce Discovery Of Life On Mars

Spanish scientists have released details that bacteria discovered hundreds of meters below our own surface may help develop our understanding of how alien life exists on barren worlds.

It is hoped that the discovery of this bacteria, which lives some 600m below ground level, may indicate that there are aliens on Mars. Although, this discovery only indicates at microbial extraterrestrial life on the planet. It does not support the idea of advanced evolved species living on Mars.

These scientists found bacteria, which would normally turn sunlight into energy, have actually developed new ways of producing energy and surviving in locations we thought uninhabitable.

This groundbreaking alien news story offers hope that similar forms of life exist deep underground on other planets like Mars.

The radiation of Mars and devastating environment make the surface of the planet an unlikely place for alien life to develop. However, there very well may be alien bacteria growing beneath the planet’s surface.

Dr. Fernando Puente-Sancheza, research leader of Spain’s National Centre for Biotechnology, spoke with the Independent about the discovery;

The subsurface is a good place to live on if you are on Mars, on the surface in Mars there is almost no atmosphere so you get a lot of radiation that could harm alien life. If you go a few meters below the surface then you are protected, it is a very stable environment.

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An image showing cyanobacteria (pinkish marks) on a rock deep in the Earth’s ground. Image credit.

The team of Spanish researchers discovered cyanobacteria deep within the Earth’s surface.

Cyanobacteria discovery gives hope for alien life on Mars

Cyanobacteria is a type of bacteria that is well known for its developed photosynthesis capabilities. However, bacteria being so far underground means this would be rendered useless.

The research team was very shocked to find this form of bacteria still thriving and living without the need to naturally produce energy through photosynthesis.

Their findings were published in a paper called “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers have discovered his form of bacteria underground before. Though scientists theorized that it seeped into the ground due to rivers and oceans.

On the other hand, the cyanobacteria discovered underground by Dr. Puente-Sancheza and his team were “thriving” in the Iberian Pyrite Belt borehole.

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Bacteria discovered under our planet’s surface may give hope to similar bacteria living on Mars. Sourced.

Evidence of a chemical process that turns hydrogen fuel into energy explains how they can survive without sunlight.

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This suggests that there are very few conditions in which this type of bacteria cannot thrive in.

Furthermore, it also provides a template for the kind of microbial alien life we may discover on Mars in the future.

Many recent aliens news stories have claimed proof of aliens on Mars. However, if intelligent life ever lived on our neighboring planet, it would have probably been in the past.

Due to the natural conditions, only bacterial life could survive the harsh experience.

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Bacterial life may be living under the surface of Mars. Image sourced.

Organic matter collected by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover in June demonstrated that life once lived on this planet.

As the evidence begins to mount up that alien life beneath the surface of Mars may be a reality, scientists the new understanding will help in the development for the search for extraterrestrial life.

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