The planet Mars has always held an unusually strong fascination for humanity, and thoughts concerning life and Martians have rattled around mankind's consciousness since, well... forever?
If there is life on Mars, why cover it up?
Are we talking microbes or walking and talking Martians? From where I'm standing it could go either way, as it really does look like NASA is holding back some evidence. And that evidence could be anything from ancient Martian ruins to current microbial life.
'Some pesky scientists have just pointed out an appalling design error in NASA’s latest attempts to find life on Mars. This is beginning to look like a conspiracy. Does someone not want us to find life on Mars? NASA has tried looking for signs of life on Mars precisely once, in the 1976 Viking mission.
The result was positive. The reason nobody says there is life on Mars is that another experiment, part of the same mission, couldn’t find any carbon-based “organic” chemicals in Martian soil. This, NASA decided, overruled the other result: with no carbon present, there could be no microbes living on or under the surface of Mars.
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