Mars Isn’t Dead: Volcanic Deposits on the Planet Suggest Life Sustainability


Scientists are predicting that Mars isn’t dead. The red planet is still alive and could possibly have volcanic eruptions. Various misconceptions and theories are suggesting life on the planet.


Mars Isn't Dead: Volcanic Deposits on the Planet Suggest Life Sustainability
Source: Anne’s Astronomy News

Volcanic Deposits on Mars Indicate Life Sustainability 

New evidence shows that volcanic activity must have taken place in the past 50,000 years on Mars. It indicates that the red planet might sustain life. There are microbial inhabitance possibilities. Mars’ volcanic period is thought to have occurred three to four billion years ago. However, researchers from the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Planetary Science Institute suggest life on the planet. They have unveiled new evidence related to volcanic activities on the red planet. Microbial substances might exist in some regions there. This will serve as a basis for future Mars missions. Scientists will know exactly where to begin their hunt from.

Volcanic Activities Still Going On 


Scientists have collected data from satellites orbiting around Mars. They discovered a previously unknown 8 mile-wide (12.8 km) wide volcanic deposit. It was found in the planet’s Elysium Planitia region. Researchers believe that it is the youngest documented deposit on the planet. Lead study author, David Horvath said that the deposit’s young age raises volcanic eruption’s possibility on the planet. It is expected that there are still a few volcanic activities there. Volcanic deposits also indicate the habitable conditions below the planet’s surface. However, scientists are not sure yet.

Mars Isn't Dead: Volcanic Deposits on the Planet Suggest Life Sustainability
Source: Interesting Engineering

Mars is not Dead Yet 

The volcanic remains question life sustainment on Mars. Besides this, the magma and the icy substance in the region can provide favorable conditions for microbial life. It also raises extant life possible on the planet. For your information, the largest volcano in the solar system is present on Mars. It is called the Olympus Mons. However, it is inactive for ages. A recent study found that the Elysium Planitia region was active lately. All these data incline towards the same story. In short, the red planet isn’t dead yet. NASA has also conducted several Mars missions. They also indicate that the planet is far from a dead world. It could possibly sustain life.

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