Scientists have found the organic compound pyridine on Mars, also found in white truffles.

Scientists are currently studying the discovery of the martians, an organic molecule found in white truffles, according tomedia CNET. The question is whether these compounds are formed through chemical or biological processes on Mars. The researchers did not rule out the origin of biology. Astrobiologists at Washington State University and the Technical University of Berlin published a paper in the February issue of Astrobiology discussing possible sources of slugs found on NASA’s Curiosity rover.

Scientists have found the organic compound pyridine on Mars, also found in white truffles.

In 2018, NASA announced that the rover had “discovered new evidence preserved on Martian rocks that the planet may have supported ancient life.” The evidence involves a range of organic molecules, including pyrethroines.

“If you find slugs on Earth, you think they are living things, but on Mars, it has to be a higher threshold,” study co-author Dirk Schulze-Makuch of the Technical University of Berlin said in a statement Thursday. “

A new batch of Mars rovers to the Red Planet (NASA’s Mars 2020 and ESA’s Rosalind Franklin) may solve the mystery in the coming years.  At the same time, astrobiologists have made it an open question. Add to our remaining questions about Mars, including where the strange methane plume will come from in 2019.

“How can we determine if Mars has life?” said Schulze-Makuch. I think trying to prove that might really require us to actually send humans there. Astronauts can see a moving microorganism through a microscope. “