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Volcanic Activity on Ancient Mars May Have Supported Alien Life
The Inquisitr: 04/12/2017, Norman Byrd
Today Mars has a thin atmosphere, but one where some astrobiologists have found may still be conducive to alien life. Image: Bernhard Lelle/Thinkstock/Getty Images
Although no definitive proof of life on Mars has as yet been detected, research into the idea that the Red Planet may have once hosted life (and still might do so in the form of subterranean organisms) is ever ongoing. New research is now suggesting that volcanic activity on ancient Mars may have been conducive to the formation of a habitable environment, perhaps even producing “prebiotic organic compounds” (think: amino acids) that could have made life possible. Read more...