NASA may have unknowingly found and killed alien life on Mars 50 years ago, scientist claims


A controversial claim suggest that there may be living microbes just below the surface of Mars, which have gone undetected because they were killed in previous experiments.  (Image credit: Shutterstock)

A scientist recently claimed that NASA may have inadvertently discovered life on Mars almost 50 years ago and then accidentally killed it before realizing what it was. But other experts are split on whether the new claims are a far-fetched fantasy or an intriguing possible explanation for some puzzling past experiments.

After landing on the Red Planet in 1976, NASA’s Viking landers may have sampled tiny, dry-resistant life-forms hiding inside Martian rocks, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an astrobiologist at Technical University Berlin, suggested in a June 27 article for Big Think


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