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'Is there life on Mars?': Experts answer your kids' burning questions
In this week's edition of 6abc's, young AJ from Burlington County wants to know if there's life on Mars. Here's how you submit a question.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- In this week's edition of 6abc's, young AJ from Burlington County wants to know if there's life on Mars.

We enlisted the help of Derrick Pitts, who is a chief astronomer and planetary and programs director at the Franklin Institute.

"That's a really good question. The answer is, we don't think so. Right now, as we look around on Mars, it looks like there is no life on Mars at all, the atmosphere wont support it. There's not enough oxygen, not enough liquid water anywhere, but there could be life on Mars below the surface and we just haven't found it yet," said Pitts.

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He says there is a possibility there was life on Mars a long time ago, but we have to get there and do some digging to find out.

We want to help answer your kids' questions.

Send a quick 15 to 20-second video of their question to 6abc.com/share

Make sure they introduce themselves and say where they are from and we will help learn the 6abcs together.