Astrobiologist, Barry DiGregorio, claims that the US space agency, NASA, has covered up evidence of alien life on planet Mars. According to the University of Buckingham scientist, NASA’s Curiosity Rover, which is currently exploring the Red Planet, has found fossilized alien tracks.
“The order came down from NASA HQ that they should move the rover on to the next point. They didn’t feel it was important enough to look at,” said DiGregorio who published two books about Mars: Mars the Living Planet and The Microbes of Mars.
The scientist accused the space agency of covering up the discovery, which, according to DiGregorio, was apparent in a series of images of crystal-shaped features found on the planet that NASA shared earlier this year.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover, which was tasked with exploring the Gale Crater on Mars as part of the US space agency’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, found peculiar dark bums on a Martian ridge.
According to the NASA scientists, these features are so minuscule that they are about the size of a sesame seed. They said that the crystal-shaped rocks were similar to the gypsum crystals found on. Earth.
DiGregorio, however, claims that the trace fossils are a sign of ancient soft-bodied creatures that once roamed Mars. More so, the astrobiologist believes that the Gale Crate was an important location on the Red Planet as it may have once been a series of lakes for many years in the planet’s early days.
Trace fossils are footprints, tracks, and feces, which were left by ancient creatures. These remnants provide indirect evidence of life in the past mainly because they are not the preserved remains of the body of the actual animal.
According to DiGregorio, these trace fossils date back to about 450 million years and offer proof of life on the Red Planet.
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