Read the commentary ---> New images are just in from Malin Space Science Systems who operate the Mars Global surveyor satellite mission. Here is a close-up of those exciting images... In what would could easily be termed the discovery of the century, the gigantic apparent skeletal remains of wormlike creatures appear to have been discovered. Is it possible that these worms are the evolutionary offspring of these microbes which were discovered in a Martian meteorite in 1996... Does the recent discovery of liquid surface water on Mars point to the possibility that its underground environment could be a fertile breeding ground for wormlike creatures? What were the circumstances under which life could have developed on Mars? Mars has been the scene of many asteroid impacts which robbed it of its atmosphere. Could Martian microbes have been able to adopt to the new environment in unexpected ways? Mutations are often brought on by environmental stress. The tiny microbes had to adapt and burrow deeper and deeper into the Martian soil to find liquid water and life sustaining temperatures above freezing. Could these giant structures be the cousins of the tiny microorganisms from meteorite ALH 84001, pale ridges appear to span the circumference of these 'tunnels' at regular intervals like rib cages. ...and are these just holes in the ground?