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Are dark spots on Mars a sign of life?

Are dark spots on Mars a sign of life?


Copyright: ESA 2002. Illustration by Medialab

Images from the Mars Orbital Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor appear to show dark spots which appear near the south pole of Mars in early spring ('slice' on left). According to a group of Hungarian scientists these spots may be a sign of life on Mars.

(This composite image shows a Mars Orbital Camera image superimposed on a Hubble image of Mars. It is intended to be illustrative rather than scientifically accurate.)

Last Update: 1 September 2019
8-Dec-2022 19:41 UT

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