US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists have looked again at a meteorite that struck Antarctica 13,000 years ago. They believe the rock, which was found in Antarctica in 1984, formed part of Mars’ crust during a time that the planet contained water and theorize that it left the Martian surface due to an asteroid or comet blast and reached Earth only after floating through space for millions of years.
Thanks to refined electron microscope imaging, more recent findings in the rock of elongated shapes resembling certain bacterial microbes reveal what researchers are calling “strong evidence” that life once existed on Mars.
Further evidence was also suggested when another team of US scientists reported that new, more detailed maps of Mars indicated the planet long ago contained a large ocean in the northern hemisphere, expansive valleys around the equator, and a climate similar to drier regions of planet Earth.
We are most appreciative, all scientists and agencies for sharing these detailed discoveries about Mars’ past characteristics and similarities with Earth. We look forward to learning even more about our neighboring planet and the understanding it offers of our own precious home.
During a January 2009 videoconference with Supreme Master Television staff in California, USA, Supreme Master Ching Hai shared further insights about a climate disaster in Mars’ distant past, as an aid for us in caring for our Earthly ecosphere.