I have been reading quite a bit lately on this "martian Mushrooms" hypothesis, and found images, and interesting comparisons of the same place over several days that show these "puffballs on stems" increasing, spreading, and disappearing. The NASA explanation of these being a hematite mineral formation, has been disproved by the movement and growth of these shown over time, without the influence of wind to account for the movement in rock sheltered areas.
I am surprised there is not more serious examination happening.
There is a lot of information, studies, and images linked in to this article...
as I can't seem to get any of the best comparisons to post here.
I find it quite plausible that fungi would be one of the more likely types of life found, as it colonizes and survives in some of the harshest environments on this planet.
Edited by Skywatcher, 08 May 2021 - 09:27 PM.