Paper Claims Discovery of Mushrooms on Mars, But What Are They?

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a paper that claims a discovery of mushrooms on Mars, but here’s the truth…
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  1. Shadowmanblues bluesman

    I really enjoy your videos Anton, they give a perspective on our solar system that feeds curiosity, thanks

  2. Drunken8

    Have you read on the webside mentioned in the paper? This guy is crazy XD
    I think Anton was way to nice and professional…

  3. WorseKarma

    Great video as usual Anton! But that at 1:00 is not Opportunity, it’s Perseverance 😉

  4. Deb Banerji

    Excellent. A new subscriber.

  5. thorium222

    Lol. Prime example of “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail to you”.

  6. ThePizzo

    This is easily one of the best science channels on YouTube

  7. TheStanimal1977

    “Hello wonderful person”!

    Is there a nicer intro on any video in the entirety of YouTube? I think not!

    Morning Anton, you legend 👋

  8. Madoc _

    I’ve always thought shrooms were little Aliens, ecspesially the Phylisibion’ ones.
    They show you things.

  9. JJ Dodds

    Thank you, Anton, for being a true intellectual. You are a true Youtuber. THIS is what the internet was made for.

  10. Rozz Grey 801

    They’re Marshrooms! I think I’m taking a lichen to this extra-terrestrial fungi!

  11. death music

    imagine president officially announcing life on mars
    just how wild it must be back then
    they really did believe ET life
    even if i was gonna get disappointed few years later; it would be so worth it

  12. Sue Kay

    Hey there Anton,
    You’re simply an Awesome person👌and we all love you❣
    I’m particular, your depths of research are incredible and the topics you cover are always Fascinating🙂 🎊Congratulations🎉 on your recent PBS shout out too🥇 Keep up the great work 👌🏆

  13. aaron trevett

    Did you get a new camera? You look so crisp and clear! Nice!

  14. Mistseeker

    Ice, i say. Possibility of life is just too… hopeful.

  15. Designed Audio

    Alien mushrooms… trippy!

  16. Alorand

    The bigger news are all the giant bunnies and other animals living in Earth’s cloud layer…

  17. Scott Lincoln

    I’ve found something similar (rocks) from the desert in Saudi Arabia. Can I email the photo to you?

  18. H. S.

    I love the “wonderful person” intro, it always makes me feel good and break out in a smile. And then I get this interesting information from this fascinating and wonderful person. Makes my day.

  19. gabrielchcosta

    I hope they come up with more info on this and confirm whatever this is. Please do keep us updated when that paper comes out!

  20. Jason Ross

    JESUS !
    The research this wonderful person has to do daily is phenomenal !
    ( so impressed)

  21. pabrodi

    side A: They’re mushrooms!
    side B: They’re rocks!

    me: I can’t wait to see the result of the experiments.

  22. NeveraCore

    Lol “We kinda of open them up and there wasn’t anything mushroomy in the inside.”~Anton 2021

  23. Anton's World of Videos

    Every time I watch your videos I am amazed at your knowledge of such a wide range of subjects and then I take in to account your research and reasoning and I become astounded because of the amount of content on so many different topics that you generate here on YouTube. You are a phenomenon Anton.

  24. Duke Metzger

    You did a grest job explaining this! Thank you!

  25. VulpisFoxfire

    “Even though I’m not saying this is not mushrooms…It’s probably not mushrooms.” I see what you did there. :-)

  26. John Whitworth

    How odd they didn’t collect a sample. Part of what we’re doing there right?!

  27. Wesley Hartley

    Yep, they sure look like fun guys.

  28. Sarah Riedel

    “We opened them up and there was nothing very mushroomy on the inside” 😂

  29. Ozner Riznick

    Anton- Keepin’ it real.
    Good job!

  30. Prime Technophilia

    I’ve seen mineral deposits similar to these, shrug. Guess we won’t know until we do the tongue test on them!

  31. axs62

    Saw the shout out at Spacetime, Anton. Thought I would check you out your site.

  32. karoshi2

    Scientist 1: “Look he’s greeting us!”
    S. 2: “No, *_IT_* is not. There could still be a geochemical explanation why it looks like *_IT_* is waving, moving towards us and roughly sounds like ‘Hello, I’m Marvin, nice to finally meet you after all those drones!’ Human brains want to find familiar patterns, you know?”

  33. K OBrien

    “Extraordinary claims, require extraordinary evidence.” Well said Anton. If we can get humanity to actually follow this, we’d be a thousand years ahead of where we are now.

  34. Rio Rio

    Been watching these videos for almost a year now and didn’t realize I was not subscribed. Just subbed now, thanks Anton. Keep up the great content

  35. Squirrel ASMR

    The top left of many “mushrooms” seem to have a flatter edge in the before picture, possibly suggesting they were covered, and that was the direction along that edge

  36. Renan S. S.

    Thank you. I was just waiting ur explanation when I first saw the news. Cheers from Brazil 🙂

  37. Anytyme06

    Congrats on getting mentioned on PBS space time!

  38. Michael Collins

    I find those all the time in No Man’s Sky, definitely minerals

  39. sagacious03

    Decent video! Thanks for uploading!

  40. Shaun Husain

    Latest XKCD is very relevant :D good content as always Anton keep it up.

  41. Joseph Martin

    They look exactly like the sandstone spheres we have around Abilene TX in the hills

  42. Old Man Doing High Kicks

    The best thing ever is to get high on mushrooms then get a frisbee that lights up and several friends in a circle and throw the frisbee back and forth to each other at night. It’s like a mini UFO.

  43. Yojimbo77

    It’s awesome to have a Staples Easy Button between me and PBS Spacetime. You are the best, Anton. I always come away with some knowledge and insight into things I’m very interested in from your videos without the headaches and inferiority complexes I get from certain… other videos. Keep up the great work, my friend!

  44. Robin Stevenson

    Finally, a video on a topic that doesn’t frighten people about the thousands of ways that life on Earth might be destroyed!

  45. Colonel1233

    I knew it, its alien eggs ! Gonna rewatch Prometheus ! Comming next, little aliens taking selfies with oportunity 😂

  46. justin coleman

    There are a ton of rocks that look like that near the Salton Sea, in California, USA. Mostly eroded sandstone, but the mitosis-esque shapes, even the crusting, are there.

  47. Mouse Shadow

    “Take these. This’ll mellow you out, man.”
    “Oh…hey, don’t take those, man.”
    – What!? I already took ’em , man! –
    “Whooooa…Wow, man! You just ate the most Mars shrooms I’ve ever seen anybody eat in my life!” -Cheech and Chong

  48. BEBAY

    Hello wonderful Anton, this is person. I just wanted to let you know that PBS shouted you out in there channel (referred their audience to look at your detail take on oumuamua probably not aliens) lol just thought that was the coolest thing since I’ve been subscribed to both your channels for a couple or few years now. XD

  49. Its

    Nice shirt,you wonderful person :-)

  50. Mitchell Geier

    Thanks again Anton. I saw an article but knew you’d tell me about it proper.

  51. sid g

    all of a sudden in mission control 60s rock started playing and at first the scientists were confused but after the joints had been passed around and some shrooms eaten the serious work began

  52. J

    I’m proud that I was going to comment “those look like iron nodules” before he mentioned hematite.

  53. Reckless

    The new tactile feedback systems could give a Rover a hand. Being able to touch mars, even remotely, would provide a lot of information. We could find out what the blueberries feel like.

  54. Frank Carr

    I’ve heard the mushroom quesadillas at Los Compadres in Galveston Shallows station of Mariner Valley are quite good.

  55. Tiago Motta De Mello

    Excelent and clarifying article !!! 👍👍. Top channel !! 👍👍

  56. Stefan Buller

    Great episode! You provide a nice clear explanation of a really important topic.

  57. Jeremiah Kimbalt

    Don’t send people, the killer shrooms will get them! Excellent review as always!

  58. Docta Osiris

    I’m not even kidding here, the ad at the start was trying to flog a “mushroom maker” 🤣
    At least it wasn’t another scam ad for once, YT seems to be filled with them ones lately…

  59. Ricky Upchurch

    Well, I’ll just have to wait then, to see if Marshroom’s are good on my homemade pizza. []:-

  60. LORDOceanus

    If i recall correctly Viking 1 was the only one of the viking landers to not heat its soil sample due to a heater failure. All samples were heated on subsequent missions but i may be misremembering that

  61. CB

    I’ll try em’😳

  62. EgoCityGaming

    Won’t be long until this is made into a horror movie. “The attack of the killer Martian mushrooms”

  63. Leroytirebiter

    Weird, they look like some kind of frozen condensate to me, but I would love to know what they are and how they formed

  64. Laurent Cassaro

    So … That means my Martian Mushroom Restaurant will have to wait ? 😓

  65. Locadio Marcucco

    Thank you wonderful Anton.

  66. Sarin Sinclair

    Utah resident here! You can find spherical stones of all different sorts here, mostly sandstone. Utah at one point was partially covered by Lake Bonneville.

  67. K T

    I just saw this article yesterday!

  68. DooDoo Poop

    Brooooo…..I’m gonna be the first to eat Martian shrooms 🤩🥳😏👹🌈

  69. BriarLeaf00

    Hey Anton, thought it was super cool you got a shoutout on PBS Space Time. Well deserved, a very cool moment.

  70. Paul the Audacious Bradfo

    Now they have to find some butter and garlic. Maybe a dash of lemon.

    Man! I’m getting hungry!!

  71. TheMarcusrobbins

    Nice and balanced review. Good job

  72. Calvin Grondahl

    I have hiked that area in Utah since the 1977, it is called San Rafael Reef, amazing slot canyons.

  73. dipolifom

    Maybe I was the only one imagining this but.. if and I say IF we discover this to be sentient. What would our reaction be? Disect-torture it to get to know it better? Try to communicate with it? How would we react to a sentient but not malevolent creature of any kind. (In case we would notice it and not just kill it accidentally)

  74. Roy Kelly

    so super kool man:) i’ll try some

  75. Jeff AlienSmashingAtoms

    I hope you took my suggestion because your shirts now say hello wonderful person. I like the new shirt much better because you did add hello. So it looks like I’ll be buying your new shirt. Thank you brother for what you do for us all

  76. Axa_86

    Hey! Anton, you wonderful person. You got a shout out on PBS space-time! Because you are fricking awesome!

  77. Maurice M.

    That‘s just wonderful!

  78. CyberiusT

    Outstanding. I heard about this story a couple of days ago from Beau of the Fifth Column – who deals in sociology and politics, rather science (and he didn’t there either). Unexpected inversion, but it makes sense: science dudes have to check their results.

  79. Robert Schlesinger

    Excellent video. Very interesting, informative and worthwhile video. Many thanks for the links to the papers.

  80. UnderATallTree

    When I wrote a paper on the Martian blueberries a few years ago, I certainly didn’t expect the next theory to be mushrooms lol

  81. Robinov Velociraptor

    Saw this on tiktok and was like let me just wait tell Anton makes a video

  82. Tachiro Akisu

    Anton the link to the paper is broken…. can you share?

  83. Blake Overacker

    Man talk about a trip out of this world lol🍄

  84. dsmacawesome

    Ah space mushrooms, the final frontier. Probably just rocks but, ya got my imagination going for sure.

  85. Dat_Ella*

    Aww yeah, you know what this means

    Space shrooms

  86. Mitz Guru

    Magic, wow !

  87. recca12

    I am sure I will the world first contact with ET from u . That would be a fun video.

  88. NekoPuffer_PPP

    “These are not mushrooms. We opened them up and there was nothing mushroomy inside.” xD I love your channel so much!

  89. Adi -

    They need to put a scale on those pictures. We don’t understand if their “mushrooms” are 1km or 1cm in diameter

  90. Lilo Emyoung

    – “Man those aliens are so noisy, and they fly, could you believe that?!” Shakes his big head.
    -“Dude are you on shrooms again?” Rolls his 3 eyes.

  91. rob bob

    After you travel the Stars looking for friends , and then come home to discover you next door Neighbour is a “fun-guy.”

  92. Just Some Bigfoot With In

    Plot twist: Nasa has just been looking for the best shrooms the whole time

  93. BPDMF

    You know Mars truffles will cost a ton to get added to your dessert.

  94. kain5056

    I really wish at this point that Mars rovers had some probe to touch stuff to see if they’re squishy.

  95. BPDMF

    I saw this the other day in my news feed and thought to myself immediately “well i can’t wait to hear about this after being told ‘hello wonderful person’ by Anton”.

  96. Hatrackman

    There will very soon be a comedy movie about mushrooms being brought back to a university.

  97. Robert monroe

    I for one would be glad to try to eat a Marshroom, Probably not a good idea but definitely an out of this world experience.

  98. Jay klimke

    space shrooms have been around for a long long time, trust me I know🤣🤣

  99. Rick Binkley

    Hello wonderful Anton!

  100. Kidderr Gaming

    Ayy, super early this time.

    I also like the implemented transitions! The content you put out is always very clear and informative; such a good educational channel!

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