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Old 05-07-2021, 11:12am   #1
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In their paper, which appears in Scientific Research Publishing’s Advances in Microbiology, the scientists analyze images taken by NASA’s Opportunity and Curiosity rovers, plus the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera. The objects in question show “chalky-white colored spherical shaped specimens,” which the Mars Opportunity team initially said was a mineral called hematite.

Later studies refuted the hematite claim. Soon, some scientists coined the term “Martian mushrooms” to describe the mysterious objects, because of how they resemble lichens and mushrooms, while in another study, fungi and lichen experts classified the spheres as “puffballs”—a white, spherical fungus belonging to the phylum Basidiomycota found on Earth.
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Martians need the ability to mellow too.
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I don't see the purported change in size. As for new ones appearing the background medium appears to be sand grains which are easily moved by wind. So their appearance could easily be explained by that. These "scientists" are aware of wind?
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I don't see the purported change in size. As for new ones appearing the background medium appears to be sand grains which are easily moved by wind. So their appearance could easily be explained by that. These "scientists" are aware of wind?
I heard that Mars has almost NO atmosphere......I think, anyway....???
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[WOEII] Spookables, mang! [/WOEII]

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[WOEII] Spookables, mang! [/WOEII]

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Mars' atmosphere is 95% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen, 1.6% argon, and it has traces of oxygen, carbon monoxide, water, methane, and other gases, along with a lot of dust.
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I heard that Mars has almost NO atmosphere......I think, anyway....???
The pressure is relatively low (equal to 22 miles above Earth) but there is gas and it does storm. Here's a picture of one along with a couple dust devils in the foreground (aka wind) -


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No, NASA photos are not evidence of fungus growing on Mars, sorry

Despite what you might have read, the claims about life on Mars are shoddy and unscientific.
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