Recently, a researcher from Ohio University in the US believes that there is evidence of insect-like creatures on the planet. Scientists from all over the world are determined to discover whether there is life on Mars.
It has been found by the research of Professor Emeritus William Romoser and courtesy photographs from various Mars rovers that there are the existence of insect-like forms, structured similarly to bees, as well as reptile-like forms, both as fossils and living creatures.
Noting that the images appear to show both fossilized and living creatures, Romoser said, “There has been and still is life on Mars.”
“There is apparent diversity among the Martian insect-like fauna which display many features similar to Terran insects that are interpreted as advanced groups – for example, the presence of wings, wing flexion, agile gliding/flight, and variously structured leg elements,” Romoser added.
Romoser also stated while the Martian rovers, particularly the Curiosity Rover was searching for indicators of organic activity, it captured several photos that clearly depict the insect and reptile-like forms.
Several images show arthropod body segments, along with legs, antennae, and wings that can be picked out from the surrounding area. In an image, it has been shown one of the insects in a steep dive before pulling up just before hitting the ground.
The images were closely observed while varying photographic parameters such as brightness, contrast, saturation, inversion, and so on. “Once a clear image of a given form was identified and described, it was useful in facilitating recognition of other less clear, but none-the-less valid, images of the same basic form,” Romoser said.
To establish identification as an arthropod, an exoskeleton and jointed appendages are sufficient. These creatures are quite similar to bumblebees or carpenter bees on Earth. Another picture shows these “bees” are taking shelter in the caves. A snake-like fossilized creature has also been found.
“The presence of higher metazoan organisms on Mars implies the presence of nutrient/energy sources and processes, food chains and webs, and water as elements functioning in a viable, if extreme, ecological setting sufficient to sustain life,” Romoser said.
“The evidence of life on Mars presented here provides a strong basis for many additional important biological as well as social and political questions,” he added.