Josheph Miller of USC’s Keck School of Medicine says: “On the basis of what we’ve done so far, I’d say I’m 99 percent sure there’s life there.” In other words, “scientists now believe there is strong evidence of microbial life in the soil samples analysed by Viking 1.” In related news, continue reading to see how a spacecraft would land on Mars.

Mathematical analysis of the samples concluded that salts in the soil on Mars ‘threw off’ initial estimates – and that the soil samples show strong evidence of microbial life. The new analysis looked for ‘complexity’ in the samples – an indication of life. To the surprise of the scientists, they found it.

[via DailyMail]