Martian trees and Shrubs? The Most Mysterious Anomalies of Mars.
Do they indicate the presence of current life forms and a past civilization?
SINCE ANCIENT MAN began tracking the unique red world across the night sky, we have always known there is something special about Mars. Although it is much smaller than Earth, Mars is the most Earth-like planet in our solar system, bearing many similar geological features, including polar ice caps and what appear to be ancient (but now dry) river beds. But is there life on Mars? Despite the controversy surrounding Mars meteorites that some scientists think contain fossils of ancient Martian bacteria-like life forms, there is no conclusive evidence that life currently or ever existed on Mars.
That, however, does not mean that life wasn't - or isn't - present. Although there is no conclusive evidence for life on Mars, there are some tantalizing photos sent back from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and other probes that might show Martian life forms, and other photos that could depict evidence of intelligent life!