The controversy about life on Mars continues, but finding water would provide strong evidence that bacterial life exists there. Now a glacier that is thousands of years old has been spotted on the planet. Mars and Earth have a “close encounter” about every 26 months, and this always coincides with a wave of UFO sightings! Mars was close to Earth on December 18, at 8:45 p.m. Pacific time.

In BBC News, Paul Rincon reports that it has been seen by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft. He quotes astronomer Gerhard Neukum as saying, “We have not yet been able to see the spectral signature of water. But we will fly over it in the coming months and take measurements. On the glacial ridges we can see white tips, which can only be freshly exposed ice.” According to Rincon, Neukum “estimates that water came up from underground in the last 10,000 to 100,000 years.” He quotes him as saying, “That means it is an active glacier now. This is unique, and there are probably more.” If bacteria lives deep below the surface of Mars, they could be transported to the surface by water gushing up from underground in this type of formation.

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