Alien Species
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Martian Insects were small non-sapient insectoid creatures that once inhabited planet Mars, but are long extinct by now. Images of their fossils are present in the USS Enterprise-D's computer database.

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  • According to the reference book Spaceflight Chronology, these creatures are three centimeters long and are silicon-based lifeforms. Their fossils date back to several millions of years ago and were first discovered in 2021. This actually contradicts canon information, as the Horta, discovered in 2267, were identified onscreen as the first silicon-based lifeforms ever recognized by science. A possible explanation for this discrepancy would be that the fossils were simply believed to be silicon-based, but there was no consensus about this until the discovery of a living silicon lifeform, namely the Horta.
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