Science Indicates We Are All Martians

A new study has provided more evidence that points to us all being martians.


The theory suggests that Earth life actually originated on Mars and was brought to this planet on a meteorite that crashed upon the surface.

The element molybdenum, which may have been crucial in the formation of life was most likely present on Mars’s surface long ago – but actually unavailable on Earth. This is told by Steven Benner of the Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology in Florida, who presented his findings on the 29th August 2013 at the annual Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Florence, Italy.

“It’s only when molybdenum becomes highly oxidized that it is able to influence how early life formed,” He said. “This form of molybdenum could not have been available on Earth at the time life first began, because three billion years ago, the surface of the Earth had very little oxygen – but Mars did. It is yet another piece of evidence which makes it more likely that life came to Earth from a Martian Meterorite, rather than starting on this planet.”

The basic components of life forms are organic compounds. These organic compound building blocks need an little extra push to get things going however, this can come in the form of energy input from heat or light. This transforms the “soup” of organic molecules into a substance much like tar. Oxidized molybdenum can be inserted (much like boron) into this mixture and help jolt the organic molecules into life.

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Benner added, “Analysis of a Martian meteorite recently showed that there was boron on Mars. We now believe that the oxidized form of molybdenum was there too.”

Another clue that points to Mars being the origin of life of Earth is the fact that Earth was likely to have been covered completely in water around this time, whilst Mars had many dry areas. All of this liquid would have made it very difficult for boron (which has been found only in extremely dry locations) to form high enough concentrations on Earth to kick start the processes when early life was first evolving. Another clue in relation to the volume of water on early Earth is how water is corrosive to RNA, which many scientists believe was the first genetic molecule (with DNA coming later).

No life forms that are indigenous to the Red Planet have ever been discovered (as of yet). However, it is possible that life on Mars – if any existed – could have possibly made it’s way over to Earth at some point, say many scientists. Orbital dynamics has shown how it is much easier for rocks to travel from Mars to Earth than it is for the other way around – and some microbes are actually sturdy enough to survive the vast journey across space between the two planets.

However life on Earth came to be, Benner points out that he very glad that it decided to put it’s roots down on our little planet.

“It’s lucky that we ended up here nevertheless, certainly Earth has been the better of the two planets for sustaining life,” he said. “If our hypothetical Martian ancestors had remained on Mars, there might not have been a story to tell.”

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