Barry DiGregorio, a professor at the Center for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham, plans to publish a report that the researcher says will show that “the US space agency is hiding the truth from the public.”

Prof. Barry DiGregorio

According to the researcher, who has already been dubbed a “controversial scientist” by multiple online media outlets, “NASA intends to ignore the discovery because of its plans for a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.”

The space agency says the supposed fossils that DiGregorio claims are evidence of extraterrestrial life are actually rock crystals that are still being studied.

DiGregorio specializes in the study of microscopic life on Earth. The expert claims that some of the images transmitted by the Curiosity rover show clear evidence of patterns similar to Ordovician fossils found on Earth.

The scientist claims:

“These fossils occur when living things continue their lives, leaving footprints, and are not the remains of dead things.”
DiGregorio believes the Martian fossils are evidence of soft-bodied creatures that existed on the Martian surface.

In an interview with the Daily Express, he says:

“If it doesn’t follow fossils, what other geological explanations will NASA offer?” NASA has turned its back on trying to get data on it. From Headquarters came the order to move the rover to the next point.

They didn’t think it was important enough to look into. I thought that was very strange, despite the fact that Gale Crater has probably hosted a series of lakes for billions and billions of years. We’re talking about something that could be equivalent to the Ordovician period on Earth.”

The space agency claims that what the professor found is likely crystals.

In his defense, DiGregorio states that such an explanation is meaningless because crystals do not branch or twist. He says that we can talk about something like the Ordovician period of the Earth, which occurred 485 or 444 million years ago.

Why did NASA instruct the Curiosity rover to continue its journey without studying the fossils? No one knows… But DiGregorio isn’t the only one who is sure there is life on Mars.

Scholar John Brandenburg is another expert who argues the same. Brandenburg believes that extraterrestrial life on Mars is more complex and not limited to the presence of simple organisms.

This is not the first time NASA has been accused of withholding information from the public. Even more serious is the fact that the professor is a recognized teacher at one of the best universities in the world.

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