Former NASA engineer Gilbert Levin published an interesting essay. He used to work for the Viking missions and found out that NASA knew there was alien life on Mars since the 70s. However, the agency chose to hide this fact from the public.
By 1969, NASA had already managed to land on the moon.
However, they were not done yet. In the 1970s, the agency began a project called Viking which succeeded in sending out orbiters that confirmed the existence of liquid water on Mars, leading to what is known as “Viking 1”.
This led to other advancements with regard to Mars missions and exploration.
The first human landing on mars was made possible by spare hardware from Viking and a docking collar from Apollo 8’s lunar module.
Although this may tell us it is likely that there are intelligent beings living on Mars we cannot be 100% sure that they are not alone in their universe yet.
The former NASA Engineer mentioned in his article that there might be more than one Alien life form on Earth too which means Earth is not the only place where life exists. So if these Aliens are living here and we don’t know about them yet then who knows if they haven’t found other planets or stellar systems
Dr. Carmen Bousquet has revealed that NASA has known since 1970 that there may be life on Mars and they have been actively trying to catch it ever since then. According to her, “We know with 99 percent accuracy that Mars is very different from Earth. It has a thinner atmosphere, colder temperatures, and a lot less water”
She also stated that “NASA started actively searching for life in 1998 when the agency got an international mandate from a preparatory committee for the International Astronomical Union”
This can be read as saying nothing more than there might be life on mars, but Dr. Bousquet didn’t want to reveal anything more about their research or what evidence they are looking for so no further information was available.
To this extent, Levin disclosed that the Viking Ships, which landed on different regions of the planet, discovered life on Mars. One of the tests done was based on Louis Pasteur’s work. These tests found that there were bacteria on the planet. This would then be validated by the next Viking mission, which found bacteria 6,500 kilometers away from where the first mission landed.
The crew monitoring the mission did four tests, all of which yielded positive results. These data suggest that there is the existence of microbial respiration on Mars.
Notably, these missions were from the 1970s, which means that NASA knew about the existence of alien life on Mars for almost 50 years.
Levin believes that this is proof of life on Mars. He also noted that their results were remarkably similar to those when testing for the presence of bacteria on terrestrial soil.
In his essay, he questioned why the US government would choose to hide this information from the public for almost half a century. However, this claim is not true.
The tests done by the Viking missions have been published before. However, the experts who studied it haven’t reached a consensus regarding the findings. The detractors of the statement also claimed that the results were too inconsistent and inconclusive.
In his essay, he noted that he is inclined to agree with the detractor’s statements. But, he also questioned why NASA chose not to follow up on the mission’s findings. His essay casts doubt on NASA’s plans, especially since there are plans to send astronauts to Mars. This uncertainty could put these people in unnecessary danger unless it is cleared.
Despite the numerous speculations about the presence of life on Mars, the scientific community is yet to agree on the matter.
For now, there is a need to take a new test on the presence of bacteria on the red planet. This is the only way we can ensure the safety of our future astronauts.