TimeFlipper immediately makes an appointment with the nearest Eyesight Specialist to Windys house ..
They knew there was algae of some type on Mars, by mass plume surface growths in the 1980s. Was coast to coast front page press.
May have been sanitized off. Showed big green coloring on about a third of the planet. So there might be humid periods on Mars that allow these blooms to occur?I tried and couldn't find anything from 1980 but,
I did find this interesting bit.
Mars may not have a lot going on at the moment, life-wise, but the dusty red planet may not be as inhospitable as it seems.www.sciencealert.com