Mars is an exciting planet increasingly taking shape for humans thanks to the “perseverance” of the Mars rover. Now the rover has discovered a real treasure, and thus has discovered an unsolved mystery.
The ‘Persevering’ Mars rover is said to have revealed a long unsolved mystery on the surface of Mars. NASA scientists are amazed. Because the analysis is very cool.
The “Perseverance” Mars probe discovers a real treasure
Mars has different regions, and they all have a name. Just as on Earth, the Red Planet was divided into regions. The Mars rover “Perseverance” has now analyzed the rocks in the “South Sittah” region. This rock comes from the Jezero crater. Through this analysis, researchers on Earth can see how the rock formed.
Through this analysis the mystery of Mars can now be removed. Scientists and researchers have been dealing with this question for a long time. And there is another surprise, because one of these findings is reminiscent of the discovery of the rover Curiosity.
New discoveries on Mars
Shortly after its landing, the “Persevering” craft was able to clarify an important question. It ended up in Jezero crater. For a long time researchers could not answer the question of whether this is a lake. The “perseverance” Mars rover was able to find the answer: yes! Jezero crater was once a lake on Mars.
Scientist Nicholas Mangold explained: “This is the main observation that confirms definitively that there was a lake and a river delta at Jezero crater.” But then shortly thereafter a new surprise followed, straight from Mars! And again, it comes from the “perseverant” rover on Mars, which has been on the surface of Mars for only one month.
Replies sent from Mars
An important question for researchers is whether the stones were created by gushing water or lava flows. A NASA spokesman said, then suddenly “compelling evidence” emerged. It is very likely that the Earth on which the Mars rover is moving comes from hot, glowing magma.
And the PIXL instrument aboard the Mars rover, Persevere, makes this possible. A petrographic analysis revealed an unusual amount of large olivine crystals surrounded by pyroxite crystals. This allows the conclusion that it can only be a matter of a lava lake or a lava flow or a magma chamber that formed below the surface.
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