Discoveries have been made by scientists of evidence on Mars that may offer clues about the origin of Life on earth. The observations made by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of NASA revealed large deposits of ancient hydrothermal sea-floor in a basin called Eridania in the southern region of Mars. This basin is said to have in 3.7 Billion years ago held a sea, with deposits likely due to the hydrothermal activity. They were formed by heated water from the planets crusts that is active volcanically entering the bottom of a sea, several years ago, the researchers revealed.
“Compelling story for a deep and longlived sea is provided by this site” NASA’s Paul Niles stated”
It is suggestive of hydrothermal deep sea environments on Earth, quite identical to environments here other life forms may be found in other worlds, a life not requiring temperate surface or atmosphere but just rocks, water and heat”, Niles added. Minerals identified included talc, carbonate, and serpentine, and the texture and shape of the bedrock layers led to identifying seafloor hydrothermal deposits. Th lava flows of the area post date the disseverance of the sea.
This proof suggests that this is an area of Mars crust with a volcanic predisposition that may have resulted in effects when the sea was present. “Old hydrothermal reservoirs in Eridania basin show a new category of the astrobiological voyage on Mars. “Eridania deposits are of interest on Mars study; they give an idea of earth in its early years.” Since the earliest of life on earth comes from deposits of same age and origin, the researchers stated.