ALIEN life could exist on Mars just below the surface where melting ice mixes with salty permafrost, scientists believe.
The conditions are similar to Antarctica, where strange shrimps and swimming sea cucumbers have been found.
Alien life could exist in Mars just below the surface in conditions similar to Antarctica
Researchers were alerted to the phenomenon after observing huge 225mph landslides on the Red Planet’s surface.
Dr Janice Bishop, of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, in California, said: “I am excited about the prospect of microscale liquid water on Mars in near-surface environments where ice and salts are present.
“This could revolutionise our perspective on habitability just below the surface on Mars today.”