Microbes may be hiding under the surface of Mars. The geochemical studies carried out give scientists reason to believe that living microorganisms have moved to live in the depths.
This was established thanks to the Perseverance rover. Moreover, new research shows that microbes live and thrive there, reports New Atlas.
Previously, Mars seemed empty and lifeless. There were so many fantastic theories around this planet. Research in recent decades has shown man how much he does not know about space.
But now it turned out that Mars may well be habitable. It’s just that scientists have not yet figured out who lives on this planet. But in A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ past, the red planet was no different from the Earth.
However, water was recently found on Mars. And now the results of the study of the International Space Station show that microbes do not need such comfortable conditions for life as humans.
Take, for example, tardigrades, they generally don’t care where to live: they have been found everywhere in Earth’s biosphere, from mountaintops to the deep sea and mud volcanoes, and from tropical rainforests to the Antarctic.
Tardigrades are among the most resilient animals known, with individual species able to survive extreme conditions—such as exposure to extreme temperatures, extreme pressures (both high and low), air deprivation, radiation, dehydration, and starvation—that would quickly kill most other known forms of life.
Such life forms can exist on other planets without problems. Most likely, soon we will find a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ life.