The Red Planet has been an issue of investigation for years. The scientists widely agree that this planet has a high possibility to have had an impact of an asteroid or a comet that might have changed its destiny.
Mars has a quite troublesome location in the solar system, next to the Asteroid belt. That’s why this planet has many collision craters.
Furthermore, the impact craters cause asteroids to regularly blast Mars since this planet does not have protection by a bigger moon like the Earth is.
History has shown us that in the distant past, large space rocks hit the Earth and subsequently altered its whole history.
For instance, people widely consider the impact crater Chicxulub, whose location is in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, as the reason for the disappearance of the Dinosaurs.
Our question on the following topic is that if something like this happened to Earth, could the Red Planet survived some similar faith too?
On the planet of Mars, scientists have spotted an intriguing impact crater in the Lyot district which is around 125 miles in diameter.
The crater’s scope speaks about the power that this impact had and whether it was so strong it turned Mars into nothing but a desert today.
This comet crash might have led to thorough disturbance to the planetary system of the Red Planet. When we say disturbance, we mean a complete, mind-blowing climate-changing event.
So, before losing its atmosphere, Mars could have been a planet that maintained continuous life forms.
If this is true, then the Red Planet most likely had inhabitants we like to call ‘Martians’. If they were a victim of these catastrophic events, did they escape somewhere and survive? Or did they lose their lives?
These are just some of the unsolved questions and mysteries that we desperately want to answer.
Viking I conducted some analysis about life on the Red Planet and came out with a controversial conclusion.
On July 20, 1976, the Viking I ended its ten-month travel and reached its final destination – Mars. The images that the craft sent back to Earth were rather astonishing. They showed how Mars is not so different than the Earth.
Dr. Gil Levin, the man who made one of the tests that the Viking conducted, described how the microorganisms breathe just like we do and then they release carbon dioxide.
NASA only collected a small fragment of Martian soil and put it in a tube to investigate if “bubbles” will appear inside the soil’s holder. After seven days, the unbelievable happened.
The test NASA conducted came out positive because after seven days bubbles were visible in the container; however, other tests showed negative results regarding life on Mars.
NASA cautiously answered whether there is life on Mars. They said: “There is no proof of life on Mars“.
Some experts claim they have discovered strong proof of lost civilizations on the Red Planet they also consider they may have discovered a nuclear signature in the Martian atmosphere that matches Earth’s after a nuclear test.