Tag Archives: Extraterrestrial life

Mushrooms on Mars? Five unproven claims that alien life exists

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 …

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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 …

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