For a very long time scientistshave been constantly studying and researching to find another Earth like planetin this Universe;after years of studynow it seems like they are finally close to their destination after findingMethane ‘burps’ on Mars.
Yes!! TheNASAMars nomad’s team has recently discovered the first definitive detection of Organic molecules on theRed PLANET.
The geologists found mysterious spikes of methane that could not be easily explainedwhen they landed there in 2012. Scientists were not sure what was the cause of generating methane spikes; whether it was coming from microbial organisms or from some other non-biological process.
If it is so, then it would be the biggest discovery ever that 95% of gas Originates from microbial organisms.
Methane is said to be a potential sign of life which is essentially required to survive.This news breaks after a year of therover claiming that no evidence of methane was found on the Red Planet.
Also some evidence suggested that long back this planet supported life, whichalthough would be inBillons,things like dry riverbeds and minerals formed in presence of liquid water on thisMartian surface.
An organic molecule consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms whichare needed to form terrestrial life; howeverit can also be aroused by chemical reactions. Still there is no proper evidence found yet as the experiment by the rover was from ancient Martian life or was done by chemical reactions.
As we all know from current news, Mars does not havefavorable conditions to sustain life but from evidences it is clear that it had life billions of years agoas suggestedby dry river beds and minerals that are present in form of liquids.
Water had been discovered on the surface of mars when some nomads with instruments including SAM (Sample analysis at mars) were sent by NASA in 2011 to discover more about ancient surface for discovering living habitats on the Red Planet by experimenting on rocks and atmosphere.
Now, a sample of sheep bed mudstone has been found in Gale crater, landing site for the nomads which they think is an evidence of a lake present there billions of years ago which lead to the formation of rocks like mudstone from the sediments of the lake.
Yet to discover proof that there was a life on Gale crater, discoveries show that there is some evidence in ancient history, which can give proof of life.A Researcher from NASA Caroline, said that life on earth supposedly began about 3.8 billons years ago with similar climatic conditionsas that of the Red planet at that time so if life emerged on earth then why not on Mars as well?? Scientists have said that the curiosity rover of NASA will have to test and re-test the leeway of life further on an unmanned mission in 2020.