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Scientists Claim to Have Spotted Thousands of Mushrooms on Red Planet

Article by Nirmal Narayanan                             May 7, 2020                               (ibtimes.sg)

• A study-report published in the journal Astrobiology and Space Science states that mushroom-like objects oriented towards the sky can be seen on the surface of Mars. Researchers say objects show typical behaviors of mushrooms that grow on Earth. The researchers claim that the ‘puffball-shaped’ objects could be the result of a biological process and that non-biological presence could not explain the presence of the objects on Mars.

• According to the study-report: “There are no abiogenic processes that can explain the mushroom-morphology, size, colors, and orientation and growth of, and there are no terrestrial geological formations which resemble these mushroom-lichen-shaped specimens. Although the authors have not proven these are living organisms, the evidence supports the hypothesis that mushrooms, algae, lichens, fungi, and related organisms may have colonized the Red Planet and may be engaged in photosynthetic activity and oxygen production on Mars,” read the study’s abstract which is published in Research Gate.

• Initially published in 2019, study-report has been revised to make it clear that these findings are not conclusive proof of alien life, but can be considered as a stepping stone for future research.

• Chief scientist at NASA Jim Green strongly believes that alien life forms, at least in its microbial form, will be discovered on Mars by 2021. But Green says that the world is not prepared to accept the reality of extraterrestrial existence. The discovery of alien life could be revolutionary and it will open a whole new line of thinking.

• Green is one of the key personalities behind the NASA mission that will see the Mars Rover start drilling and collecting samples on the Martian surface in 2020. Green predicts that the testing of the samples will provide vital clues behind the existence of alien life on Mars.

 

A study report published in the journal Astrobiology and Space Science has claimed to have discovered alien life on Mars. The study report states that mushroom-like objects can be seen oriented towards the sky, and researchers believe that the alleged living beings are showing typical behaviors of mushrooms that grow on earth.

                          Jim Green

Biological causes behind these alien mushrooms

In the study report, the researchers revealed that non-biological presence could not explain the presence of the structures on Mars. They also claimed that the ‘puffball-shaped’ objects could be the result of a biological process.

Even though the study report was initially published in 2019, researchers have now revised their claims, and made it clear that their findings are not conclusive proof of alien life, but can be considered as a stepping stone for future research as humans are vigorously searching for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet.

“There are no abiogenic processes that can explain the mushroom-morphology, size, colors, and orientation and growth of, and there are no terrestrial geological formations which resemble these mushroom-lichen-shaped specimens. Although the authors have not proven these are living organisms, the evidence supports the hypothesis that mushrooms, algae, lichens, fungi, and related organisms may have colonized the Red Planet and may be engaged in photosynthetic activity and oxygen production on Mars,” read the study’s abstract which is published in Research Gate.

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