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NASA revealed what was Mars 4 billion years ago
Specialists space agency NASA in new video recreated the appearance of the surface of Mars four billion years ago.
The creation of this video has benefited researchers in the group of new research mission NASA, called MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution – “Evolution of the Atmosphere and Volatile on Mars”) and engaged in the study of climate change and the atmosphere of the Red Planet . As noted in the press release NASA, experts MAVEN in the upcoming studies will try to figure out why the “Mars lost its atmosphere.” In addition, MAVEN will launch a research probe in November 2013, which will arrive at Mars orbit in September 2014. Fuel capacity will allow it to continue to operate until 2023.
In the on-line video shows how over time, the Martian climate changed over four billion years – from dried or frozen numerous lakes and water channels to the modern view of the planet, according to informing.ru.
Created a video professionals based on research of the Martian surface, which showed that more than four billion years ago on Mars are numerous ponds. “We have data that on the surface of Mars, is typical of channels that may have occurred due to the effects of water flow in the soil – Grebovski says Joseph, a member of the studio scientific visualizations NASA. – In addition, there are craters on the planet, the state of the wall which says that before they were lakes. Also present on the surface of minerals formed only in the presence of water in the atmosphere . ”
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