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Study claims to have found life forms on Mars, proof of alien life?

A recently published study has claimed to have found evidence of life forms on the surface of Mars, but is it actually aliens?

Published Thu, Jun 17 2021 5:51 AM CDT   |   Updated Thu, Jul 15 2021 7:09 PM CDT

A newly published study has claimed to have found evidence that life on Mars exists, but it's not in the form of a small green martian alien.

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The study claims that the "evidence" of life that was discovered was actually mushroom-like life-forms growing on the surface of Mars. According to, these mushroom-like life-forms aren't life-forms at all but are actually small spherical-shaped pieces of the mineral called hematite.

Hematite is a combination of iron and oxygen, and scientists believe that the rocks could have formed from volcanic activity or accumulating in slowly evaporating water environments. The exact origin of the material is yet to be confirmed by scientists as it's still being debated. However, the suggestion that these "mushrooms" are life-forms is incorrect, as researchers have spotted them around Opportunity's landing site as well as underground, and even between rocks. For more information on this story, check out this link here.


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