Scientists at NASA think that there is life in underground caves on Mars.
A specialist at NASA said that because the surface of Mars is dry and cold along with high levels of radiation, it is possible that life underground can be found.
According to the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center, there are over 1,000 cave entrances on Mars.
The theory of the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center is being backed by Vlada Stamenkovic, a research scientist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA.
At a space event, Vlada proposed sending up a device that could sense subterranean groundwater or other chemicals that point towards the sign of life from the ground down.
While speaking at the Mars Extant Life Conference, Vlada said, “The surface of Mars is a very oxidizing, radiation-heavy environment where liquid water is not really stable for an extended amount of time.”
He added, “It’s the worst place to look for life-sites on Mars.”
He continued, “Groundwater might be the only habitat for extant life on Mars if it still exists today.”
NASA is also planning to send a rover to Mars later in 2020.
The 2020 Mars rover will be giving a deeper insight into what the environment holds of Mars.
It will also collect samples and send them back to planet earth.