A good news from Mars: in the salty waters of the subsoil there is enough oxygen for life.
I state that if UFOs existed, we could deduce that they may not be just anaerobic microbes. This discovery states that the salt brine beneath the surface of the planet Mars seem to have sufficient oxygen to support even multicellular organisms and simple animals such as sponges.
The salty waters that are thought to be present in the subsoil, therefore, could contain sufficient quantities of oxygen to support the microbial life of the original Earth. Not only that, in some areas below the surface of the Red Planet, at particular conditions of temperature, pressure and latitude, there could be oxygen concentrations comparable to those of terrestrial seas, compatible with the development of multicellular organisms and simple animals such as sponges. A study by NASA establishes it !!
The research also added an important piece to the recent discoveries of liquid water deposits in the Martian depths – such as that of ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter – because it greatly widens the range of potential life forms that could live in a hostile environment such as the Martian.
From this photo you can recently notice the south pole of Mars thanks to the Mars Express Orbiter probe: the white region is the ice cap of water and carbon dioxide, about 3 km thick for 350 km of diameter. The radar data of the probe revealed, without possibility of error, a vast expanse of liquid water in depth
IRRESPIRABLE FOR ALL?
In fact, until now it was thought that the negligible quantities of oxygen present in the subtle Martian atmosphere were insufficient to support microbial life on the surface. Around Mars, the oxygen concentration is 0.14%, compared to 21% of the Earth’s atmosphere. On our planet the first forms of aerobic life, ie in need of oxygen, have developed concurrently and thanks to chlorophyll photosynthesis.
However, some extremophilous organisms survive in oxygen-poor environments such as ocean depths or geysers: that is why, so far, the researches of Martian life forms had focused on possible underground anaerobic organisms, or on the traces of ancient organisms that have disappeared today.
BUT IN THE SUBSIDER … ??
A Californian research team (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) calculated how much molecular oxygen could be dissolved in the brackish brackish waters of Mars, considering some variables that could affect the concentration of the gas as temperature, latitude, concentration and nature of dissolved salts. they show that even small concentrations of atmospheric oxygen could be captured by subsurface salt water, in places where it comes into contact with the atmosphere.
ARE THE CONDITIONS?
The waters with molecular oxygen would be distributed in various deep points of the planet, but the richest ones would be in correspondence of the coldest polar regions, for example at the South Pole where the ESA data reveal an underground water lake. Here extremophilic microbes capable of aerobic respiration could survive, as well as elementary animal organisms such as sponges. The analysis is of interest because it demonstrates the possibility that oxygen is produced even in the absence of photosynthesis, and because it would also explain how the oxidized red rocks formed on the Martian surface.
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