Three Scenarios for Life on Mars

As usual, the Red Planet is capturing the imagination of scientists and people all over the world, thanks in no small part to ongoing discoveries made by Curiosity and her predecessors. At the center of all the speculation is the big question: was there ever life on Mars? Recently, Curiosity Scientist Ashwin Vasavada sat down with the good folks from thinkrtv to discuss that questions and present some viable scenarios as to what that life might have looked like.

According to thinkrtv, this video is the first installment in an ongoing series called EPIPHANY which “invites impassioned thought leaders across all disciplines to reveal the innovative, the improbable, and the unexpected of their worlds.” Based on that description, I’m thinking they will be moving onto places like Europa, Titan, Dione and Enceladus next, all moons in our Solar System which may boast or be capable of supporting life.

Cool stuff, and some rather intriguing ideas presented here. Click on the video below or follow the link to see Vasavada’s interview:

Source: thinkrtv

5 thoughts on “Three Scenarios for Life on Mars

      1. “they sent another rover! everybody hide!”
        “martian version of howard, i’m not hiding anywhere! i’ve got a tentacle colonoscopy in five minutes and i diidn’t spend five martian hours on my suction cups for nothing!”
        “parental unit, the Earthlings can have you for all i care!”
        “don’t raise your antennae at me, larvae! i laid your egg and fed you martian bugs till you were 40 martian years old!”
        “she had to mention that.”

      2. And the Martian Sheldon would say: “It seems appropriate that there would be intelligent life beyond our world since there appears to be none here. At least not in my immediate vicinity.”

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