A Short Video About the Possibility of Life on Mars


The question of whether or not there is life on Mars has been with humanity for hundreds of years, particularly once we spotted what seemed like canals. A great deal of early science fiction dealt with the question of Martian life. In 2013 the questions have evolved based on greater understanding, but they still exist. Is there some form of life on Mars hidden below the surface? Did there used to be? Can it support future human colonies? Did life on Earth begin on Mars? A recent episode of The Advanced Apes from PBS digital studio takes a look at the past, present and possible future of these questions and their possible answers.

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