A former NASA scientist recently made the explosive claim that life was found on Mars in the 1970s, something the government space agency vehemently denied. But one University of Ohio entomologist has gone a step further, claiming to have seen "insect and reptile-like creatures" in a picture of the living and dead Red Planet.
University of Ohio professor emeritus William Romoser has spent the past few years viewing several publicly available photos of various Mars rovers, including the Curiosity rover, and has found several "insect-like shapes, structured similarly to bees and reptiles" according to a university statement.
"There has been and still is life on Mars," Romoser, a specialist in arbovirology and general / medical entomology, said in the statement. "There is apparent diversity among the Martian insect fauna, which exhibits many features similar to Earthling insects that are interpreted as advanced groups – for example, the presence of wings, wing flexion, agile glide / flight and leg elements of various shapes. "
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Romoser specifically mentioned the Curiosity spacecraft, which has explored the Gale crater since landing on Mars in August 2012. Curiosity has made some incredible discoveries, including a surprising increase in methane level, oxygen behavior "in a way that until now. scientists cannot explain, "a mysterious and unexplained white light and many others.
Earlier this month, NASA posted an impressive black and white image on its Mars Exploration website, which shed new light on how empty the planet is.
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Romoser, who made the statement at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, said he was looking for signs of body symmetry, segmentation of body parts, repeated shapes, skeletal remains and other clues that could be considered signs of life.
"Once a clear image of a particular form has been identified and described, it has been helpful in facilitating the recognition of other less clear but no less valid images in the same basic way," Romoser added. "An exoskeleton and articulated appendages are sufficient to establish identification as an arthropod."
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He continued: "Three body regions, a single pair of antennae and six legs are traditionally sufficient to establish identification as an insect on Earth. These characteristics must also be valid to identify an organism on Mars as an insect. On these bases, arthropods, insect-like shapes can be seen in the photos of the Mars spacecraft. ”
"Distinct flight behavior was evident in many images," according to Romoser's findings, with vaguely mottled "creatures" resembling bees, drones, or carpenters. He also said other images show "bees" appearing to live in caves, while other images "show a fossilized creature that resembles a snake."
The renowned entomologist has admitted that interpretations of images may change in the future, but the amount of evidence he has found so far is compelling.
"The presence of higher metazoan organisms on Mars implies the presence of nutrient / energy sources and processes, food chains and webs and water as functioning elements in a viable, if extreme, environmentally sustainable environment," he continued. , adding that he found cases of standing water or moving water in some images.
"The evidence of life on Mars presented here provides a solid foundation for many important biological and social and political issues," Romoser added. "It also represents a solid justification for further study."
NASA's next Mars 2020 rover, scheduled to land on February 18, 2021, will look for signs of fossilized evidence of extraterrestrial beings when exploring the Jezero crater.
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