Researchers have found a strange oval cell-like structure inside a Martian meteorite, but they didn’t confirm that it’s evidence of Red Planet life.
Image © Elias Chatzitheodoridis, Sarah Haigh and Ian Lyon
The mysterious cell-like oval structure, discovered in the Nakhla Mars meteorite which fell to Earth in Egypt in 1911.
The scientists claimed that it’s most likely formed as a ‘result of geological rather than biological’ processes.
They write in a study published in the journal Astrobiology. ”
“The consideration of possible biotic scenarios for the origin of the ovoid structure in Nakhla currently lacks any sort of compelling evidence. Therefore, based on the available data that we have obtained on the nature of this conspicuous ovoid structure in Nakhla, we conclude that the most reasonable explanation for its origin is that it formed through abiotic processes.”