Humanity is always in search of extraterrestrial life. It is a dream and a hope for many space scientists on this planet. People go to the darkest extent of our universe in search of life. But the answer was always very close to us. A group of Russian scientists has run recent simulations to prove the presence of extraterrestrial life like microorganisms in our neighboring planet ‘Venus‘, and ‘Mars‘.
The Russian Academy of Space Sciences has found micromycetes, an organism of fungi class in the plant kingdom. But one wonders how life can grow in such extremes of temperature. It seems that varying temperature scales and extremes of the environment is not enough to limit the growth of life. But this also proves a simulated result for Mars. Proof shows that a similar kind of life can survive on Mars too.
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Ecosystem simulation to find life in Mars
The same simulation techniques are used on the Red hot planet. The Russian experiment used a control setup consisting of microorganisms from the Arctic Circle to simulate similar experiences of Mars. The environment includes huge amounts of radiation and chilling -50 degrees Celsius temperature. The results show something spectacular. These microorganisms survived the extremes of both the conditions.
But several such microbial ecosystems helped to set up this experiment. But to their surprise, the microorganisms thrived in every environmental condition. Due to such success in extreme conditions, the scientists planned to simulate the conditions of Jupiter’s moon Europa. The microbes stood in a surface of water and ice because the moons are icy landscapes.
The entire study shows proof to NASA to shoot for Venus once again. Let us know what you think of this galactic finding in the comments section!
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.