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The Case of Life on MarsMehran Dehghan-Banadaki500980791Downloaded by Muffin KiroGavin ([email protected])lOMoARcPSD|7633755
IntroductionThe topic being discussed in this essay revolves around the case of life on Mars. More so,this essay is to show substantial evidence through research and scientific observations that Marshas suitable resources to support the idea that humans and other species can live there. As timegoes on, the growing belief that the possibility of Mars establishing itself as an inhabitable planetwill be more so a reality in the distant future, answering to the curiosity that many people havehad for several years.Discovery and ObservationThe idea of possibly having life on the planet of Mars was first established by none otherthan Gilbert V. Levin, an American engineer who is most notable for being the principalinvestigator of the Viking Mission Labeled Release Life Detection Experiment that wasconducted by NASA. The Labelled Release experiment sought out by Levin, consisted of boththe Viking 1 and Viking 2 landers gathering soil from Mars, injecting the soil with a drop ofdilute nutrient solution, then observing the air above the soil to examine if there were anyradioactive gas that the microorganisms may breathe out such as methane or carbon dioxide.