Rover «Kyuriositi” found on Mars ancient freshwater lake




Rover «Kyuriositi” found on Mars ancient freshwater lake

Mars exploration rover “Kyuriositi” continues. According to recent studies, the rover had traces of an ancient lake, in which the presumed life could exist.

Scientists NASA soil samples were analyzed in Gale Crater, near the Martian equator. Based on the analysis it was found that a crater on the spot in ancient times there was a lake. In the soil of the lake were found traces of the foundations of elements such as carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur. As experts, relying on such data can be assumed that at the site of the planet lake existed about 3.6 million years ago.

According to the analysis of the soil can be assumed that the lake was a freshwater. Scientists think that in this lake could be simple bacteria that received energy from the oxidation of inorganic compounds and carbon dioxide used as a carbon source. It is important to say that scientists have not found on the red planet for signs of life, writes

“It is important to note that we did not find signs of life on Mars. Our studies show only that in ancient crater Gale attended at least one lake in which microbes could exist, “- says Sanjeev Gupta, from Imperial College London (UK).

Such a discovery is very important for the exploration of Mars, because maybe in the future people will be able to colonize the red planet .
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