Scientists are one step closer to finding alien life on Mars as Nasa’s InSight lander continues to explore the Red Planet.

The million-dollar question is if any evidence of life is similar to Earth or if it is an entirely different make up, an astrobiologist told The Sun Online.

Dr Lewis Dartnell, who designed part of a rover that will used to find signs of life on Mars, said there is “very good chance” that it will happen.


The  professor and researcher at the University of Westminster said: “What we don’t know right now is if there is life on Mars and if there is - how similar is it to Earth?


"Is it really alien? Is it fundamentally different? Or does it just completely function in a different way?"


"The sort of life we expect to find are single-cells or hardy bacteria. That first kind of life is a microbial kind of life.

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