NASA has refuted the explosive claim from a former employee of the space agency "found evidence of life" on Mars in the 1970s.
"The collective opinion of the scientific community does not believe the results." NASA's spokesman Allard Beutel said in an email to Fox News.
"One of NASA's key goals is to search for life in the universe," Pouch continued. From studying water on Mars, probing prospective 'oceans worlds,' such as: "Researching the solar system and exploring the solar system" as Enceladus and Europa, to look for biosignatures in the atmospheres of planets outside of our solar system, NASA's science missions are working together with a goal to find unmistakable signs of life beyond Earth. "
ALIEN LIFE POSSIBLY FOUND ON MARS IN 1970S, EX-NASA SCIENTIST SAYS
The steadfast denial comes just days after Gilbert Levin, who worked on the Viking missions to The Red Planet during the 1970s, published an op-ed that made it clear that he believed data from the Labeled Release (LR) in 1976, which was supportive of finding life.
"On July 30, 1976, the LR returned its initial results from Mars, "Levin wrote in the op-ed, entitled" I'm Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s. "
" Amazingly, they were positive. "As the experiment progressed, a total of four Viking spacecraft landed some 4,000 miles apart. "
The LR, which was produced by Levin, took samples of Martian soil that contained organic compounds and looked for carbon dioxide. Astonishingly, the carbon dioxide dioxide is "being regenerated, possibly by microorganisms as on Earth."
In the op-ed, Levin criticized the space agency for not following up on the LR findings, even if NASA
NASA: ANCIENT MARS OASIS COULD HAVE SUPPORT LIFE
"Inexplicably, over the 43 years since Viking, none of NASA's subsequent Mars Landers has carried out a life detection instrument to follow up on these exciting results, "he continued. "Instead of the agency launched a series of missions to Mars to determine what ever a habitat suitable for life and, if so, eventually to bring samples to Earth for biological examination."
The recently published op-ed is not the NASA employee has suggested that life was found on Mars. In 1997, he concluded, "that the LR had, indeed, discovered microorganisms on the Red Planet," according to its website.
NASA has made visits to Mars, including the InSight lander, which landed in November 2018. The Curiosity rover, which has been on Mars since August 2012, recently detected a surprising spike in the level of methane, which may have been biologically produced as well as geologically.
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