The possibility of life on Mars is of great interest to scientists due to its proximity and similarities to Earth. No evidence of past or present life has been found yet, but the evidence shows that during the ancient Noah period, the surface environment of Mars contained liquid water and may have been habitable for microorganisms. NASA’s Perseverance Rover will land on the red planet on February 18, 2021, and will help determine whether the planet will someday be habitable, before gathering key data to help NASA prepare for future human missions.
But the “ unexplained NASA files ” in the Science Channel revealed how the space agency got a surprise the last time it landed on the red planet.
The narrator explained in detail: “NASA’s mission to Mars is at stake.
The entire operation of $ 800 million (£ 610 million) is based on the landing of the high-risk opportunity probe inside the Eagle Crater.
“When the opportunity starts to serve, Mission Control’s jubilation quickly turns into shock.
“The surface of Mars is covered with small spherical rocks.”
Planetary scientist on Mars, Professor Jim Bell, explained how they identified what soon became known as the “ Mars berries ”.
He said, “We look around, take pictures, and we see the Earth is literally covered in these little spherical pellets and this is really strange.
What are these things and where did they come from?
“Mars is the red planet, everything is red, and these are less red, so it means blue astronomy.”
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“But if it does indicate the presence of water, the results are surprising.”
The narrator explained how researchers developed a theory on rocks.
He said: “What could be an artificial source remains only speculation until the results of an experiment to test the effects of the meteorite provide an exciting possibility.”
When scientists fire high-voltage plasma charges at Mars dust, the energy beams transform the fragments into perfect globules.
“But another theory about the origin of blueberries supports the idea of life on the red planet.”
Astronomer Mark Dantonio detailed how the team ended up concluding that the discovery indicated the presence of water.
He said, “Mars berries may sound a little strange but we also have it here on Earth.
“Created in the presence of water and these little shapes are called concretions that form in rocks as water circulates through them.
“Water on Mars is very exciting because it means that at some point, Mars might have been habitable.”
“We have active groundwater, and this is what you need on Earth for life, and this may be an environment in which life can thrive,” added Dr. Alan Treman, a meteorologist.