The ingredients for life are likely to be under the surface of Mars, a new study has found.
The resarch suggests there could be microbial life currently lurking beneath the surface of the red planet, ready to be discovered.
The new research attempted to understand the conditions underneath Mars by looking at the makeup of Martian meteorites. Those rocks are a clear look at the red planet, since they are rocks that were once lying on the surface of Mars until they were blasted off and landed on Earth
The study found that if those rocks were consistnetly in contact with water, they would be able to produce the kind of energy that allows microbial communities to flourish in the dark depths of the Earth.
Sicne the meteorites could be an indication of conditions in large parts of the crust of Mars, it does suggest that much of the rock beneath the surface of Mars could in fact be able to sustain life.
To read more, click here.