The possibility of life on Mars is of great interest to scientists due to its proximity and similarity to Earth. No evidence of past or present life has yet been found, but evidence has shown that in the ancient Noachian era there was liquid water in the surface environment of Mars and that it could be habitable for microorganisms. On February 18, 2021, NASA’s perseverance rover will land on Red Planet and help NASA determine if the planet was once habitable before collecting basic data for future human missions.
But Science Channel’s ‘Unspoken Files’ reveals how the space agency last touched the Red Planet.
The narrator writes: “NASA’s mission to Mars is limited.
“The entire 800 million (10 610 million) activity depends on the high-risk landing inside the Eagle Crater of Operation Rover Probe.
“When opportunity transfers begin, mission control soon pushes.
“Martian surfaces are covered with small spherical rocks.”
Professor Jim Bell, a scientist from Mars, explained how they soon came to be known as ‘Mars Blueberries’.
He said: “We look around, we take pictures and we literally see the land covered with this little round grain and it’s really weird.
“What are these things and where did they come from?
“Mars is a red planet, everything is red and these are less red, so to any astronomy that means blue.”
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“But if they indicate the presence of water, the effects are surprising.”
The narrator explained how the researchers built a theory on the rocks.
He said: “What could be an artificial source remains pure speculation until the results of a test to test the effects of meteor showers provide exciting possibilities.
“When scientists fire high voltage plasma charges into Martian dust, the energy beams convert the fragments into perfect spheres.
“But another theory for the origin of blueberries supports the idea of life on the Red Planet.”
Astronomer Mark D’Antonio detailed how the team concluded and suggested the presence of water.
He said: “The blueberries on Mars may seem strange, but we have them on Earth.
“They are formed in the presence of water and these small shapes are formed into rocks as they move through the water.
“Water on Mars is very exciting because it means that at one time Mars was probably habitable.”
Meteorologist Dr. Alan Treiman added: “We’ve got the active groundwater that your life needs on Earth, perhaps it’s an environment where life can improve.”