In the year 2028, scientists believe that a number of aliens may be living on Mars, but it’s unclear whether they are human-like or extraterrestrial in origin.
But while they are far from being the first species to colonise Mars, the findings could shed light on the origins of life on Earth.
The team from Oxford University and Imperial College London published a paper on their findings in the journal Astrobiology on Friday.
They say that there are several reasons why they think some aliens may have landed on Mars.
First, the researchers say that they have found traces of “plasma energy” in samples taken from samples of Mars soil.
The energy is expected to be coming from water ice, which the researchers suggest is produced by liquid water on the planet’s surface.
Second, they found that the isotopic composition of the Martian soil may reveal the presence of extraterrestrial life.
They speculate that extraterrestrials may have evolved on Mars in the last few hundred million years.
Third, they say that Mars’ surface temperature is warmer than that of Earth.
So, they conclude, they think the “somewhat hostile environments” might have caused life on Mars to be more favourable to life.
The findings are important because they could give us a more detailed picture of the origins and development of life.
But not everyone is convinced that these aliens could be real.
One of the researchers, Professor Stephen Hawking, said: “It is a little bit of a stretch, to say that we are in the presence [of extraterrestria].
I think it’s more likely that we’re just dealing with a series of natural phenomena.”
Other scientists disagree. “
We know very little about them and their motivations.”
Other scientists disagree.
Professor James Green, an astronomer at the University of Leeds, said the research should be treated with scepticism because it was not conclusive.
Professor Green says that there were some signs of organic material in the soil but that these could not have been life-forms. “
So, if the sample was not made by life on the surface of Mars, we would have to look at whether it was made by something that could have been the cause of the chemical reactions that produced water ice on Mars.”
Professor Green says that there were some signs of organic material in the soil but that these could not have been life-forms.
The study did not test the extraterrestrial origin of the soil samples, but Dr Green said: ‘There’s an argument that they could have come from other planets.
‘But we have no evidence that they do, and the reason we don’t is because we don to do any tests.’
The team also found that some of the alien species had a different body plan compared to Earth.
They have found evidence that some species have evolved different shapes, and some of these have “giant appendages” instead of legs.
This could be because these aliens are larger than Earth-bound life, Professor Green said.
In fact, the team have found that “the size of their bodies is probably about two times bigger than that on Earth.”
Professor Hawking says the idea that aliens may also be capable of making machines is ‘quite fanciful’ Source: Oxford University article Professor Hawking told the Today programme: “We are talking about machines, not humans, but that’s where the big leaps have come, not from machines, but from biology.”
But Professor Green disagrees.
He said: ”We’re talking about a biological system that is much more advanced than we are and that’s a fact, it’s not a possibility.
It is also possible that they were engineered to do a certain task and that they then adapted to live on Mars after arriving there. “
The other thing is, we’re talking in terms of a machine that’s capable of performing tasks.”
It is also possible that they were engineered to do a certain task and that they then adapted to live on Mars after arriving there.
Professor Hawking added that there was no evidence for aliens visiting Mars in their current form, but he added that if the aliens had been, it could give a clue to why some of them were so violent.
He added that the scientists have also discovered evidence that there may be more similarities between humans and other life forms than there are differences.
“There are some similarities, there are some differences, there’s lots of similarities,” Professor Hawking said.
The findings could be a clue for how the universe was created in the past and what it might be like in the future. “
It could be we have the same kind of evolution, the same kinds of adaptation, the similar way we’ve evolved to survive in different environments.”
The findings could be a clue for how the universe was created in the past and what it might be like in the future.
But Professor Hawking warned