A former NASA scientist has recently made a violent claim that life was found on Mars in the seventies, which the government space agency strongly denied. But an entomologist at the University of Ohio went a step further, claiming he noticed the "insect and reptile-like creatures" on the Red Planet image, both living and dead.
Retired Ohio University professor William Romoser has spent the past few years reviewing many photos publicly available from various Martian rovers, including the Curiosity rover, and found a series of "insect-like, bee-like, and reptile-like forms," according to university message.
"There was and is life on Mars," Romoser, specializing in arbovirology and general / medical entomology, said in a press release. "There is a visible variety among Martian insect fauna that exhibits many terran-like insect features that are interpreted as advanced groups – for example, the presence of wings, wing bending, agile gliding / flight, and various leg components."
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Romoser specifically mentioned the Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the gale crater since landing on Mars in August 2012. Curiosity has made amazing discoveries, including a surprising increase in methane levels, oxygen behaving "in a way that scientists couldn't explain "Mysterious, unexplained white light and many others.
Earlier this month, NASA posted a stunning 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 claimed at the annual Entomological Society of America meeting, said he was looking for signs of body symmetry, segmented body parts, repetitive forms, skeletal remains, and other clues that could be considered signs of life.
"After identifying and describing a clear image of a given form, it was useful in helping to recognize other less clear but no less important images of the same basic form," added Romoser. "The exoskeleton and connected appendages are sufficient to establish the identity of the arthropods."
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He continued: "Three body regions, one pair of antennas and six legs are traditionally sufficient to establish identification on Earth as an" insect. " These traits should also be important to identify Mars-like organisms as insect-like. On these foundations, arthropods and insect forms can be seen in the photos of the Mars rover. "
"Different flight behavior was evident in many paintings," according to Romoser's findings, with "creatures" loosely reminiscent of carpenter bumblebees or bees. He also said other images depict "bees" that appear to live in caves, while other images "show a petrified snake-like creature."
Well-known entomologist admitted that the interpretations of images may change in the future, but the amount of evidence that he has discovered so far is convincing.
"The presence of higher metazoan organisms on Mars implies the presence of nutrient / energy sources and processes, food chains and networks and water as elements functioning in real but extreme ecological conditions sufficient for life," he continued, adding that in some paintings he found examples of standing water or moving water.
"The evidence of life on Mars presented here provides a solid foundation for many additional important biological, as well as social and political questions," added Romoser. "This is also a solid justification for further research."
The upcoming NASA Mars 2020 rover, which is scheduled to land on February 18, 2021, will be looking for traces of fossilized evidence of extraterrestrials during the exploration of the Jezero crater.
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