Mushroom-like structures on Mars. Nasa Gareth Dorrian, University of Birmingham A recent study claims to have found evidence for mushroom-like life forms on the surface of Mars. As it happens, these particular features are well known and were discovered by cameras aboard Nasa’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, shortly after it landed in 2004. They are not, in fact, living organisms …Read More »
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Mars: mounting evidence for subglacial lakes, but could they really host life?
There seems to be a network of underground bodies of liquid water at Mars’ south pole. NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems David Rothery, The Open University Venus may harbour life some 50km above its surface, we learned a couple of weeks ago. Now a new paper, published in Nature Astronomy, reveals that the best place for life on Mars might be …Read More »
If there is life on Venus, how could it have got there? Origin of life experts explain
Shutterstock Luke Steller, UNSW and Martin Van Kranendonk, UNSW The recent discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus is exciting, as it may serve as a potential sign of life (among other possible explanations). The researchers, who published their findings in Nature Astronomy, couldn’t really explain how the phosphine got there. They explored all conceivable possibilities, including lightning, volcanoes …Read More »