April 24, 2011

Martian 'Tree Stump' Stuns The Scientific World

A photograph made ​​by NASA scientists during the mission on Mars in 2004, that was recently published, sparked a fierce controversy and dispute among scientists. The image shows a formation that looks strikingly like a tree trunk which - yet again - brings into question the existence of past or present life on Mars.

The discovery ignited the spirits of conspiracy theorists who said they were convinced that NASA hides the truth about the Mars mission from the public. Most of them are convinced that life flourished on the Red Planet as it did on Earth and that, for unknown reasons, the U.S. space agency and the U.S. government deliberately hides such information.

Scientists from NASA said that it's just an interpretation in which specific people associate images of unknown objects with ones they have in memory. They say that the "tree" on Mars is nothing but a rock formation with a form that is unusual. Researchers have emphasized that one of the vital elements of life, water, has been discovered on Mars even if it exists exclusively in the form of ice.

"I found two elements that could support life on Mars or are likely to sustain it in the future: water and nutrients from the soil. There was, however, no evidence of the existence of any plant or other living things." said Sam Kounaves, one of the researchers involved in the latest NASA space mission to Mars.

Busteanul de pe Marte socheaza lumea stiintifica


zepdragon said...

I've heard of this. While I for one spout conspiracy theories for "fun", most people take it as way to seroius. There are many questionable events, especially involving the government, but it's not like you can change that in one night. Cool Post.

The Game Store Guy said...

Yea, I gotta say that I am not seeing it at all.

Alexandra said...

hmm never heard of this but anythings possible right? :-) love your posts, keep it up

Lich said...

It's really difficult to confirm something like that, and so while conspiracy theory is possible, it's much more likely that scientists just don't want to inflate hype as in 99.9999% cases it will be nothing interesting.

Remi said...

Eh, something LOOKING like a tree does not even remotely confirm that their was once life on Mars. While I'm not opposed to the theory, I feel like we need more evidence before people get hyped up.

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my musings. said...

The possibility of aliens is such an interesting idea.

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