What did NASA recently discovered about Mars?
11 March 2022
A mission headed by NASA’s latest rover landed on Mars in February to investigate the facts and truths behind life on Mars. About the past and future life. NASA’s Curiosity rover found a carbon isotope on mars, and the finding rekindles the traces of hope of ancient forms of microbial life. To verify this hypothesis, Penn State of University published an article journal analyzing 24 rocks samples from five different areas of the Gale crater. A clay-rich lake as the possibility of biological life is yet supposed to emit carbon in high quantity. When the rocks were heated, the examination proved results as true, presence of C12 in the largest quantity compared to the atmosphere. They gave a hypothesis for the experiment of larger C12 quantity. They formulated that possibly from the ancient micro life, Bacteria would have released methane to the atmosphere, which would have been subjected to UV rays. After light effects, the gas quantity increased on the surface of the Red Planet and stored in the rocks. The second hypothesis claimed the atmosphere of the red planet as a medium for quantifying C12.
In comparison, the third hypothesis argues that it would have emitted from the galaxies. The evidence NASA found says that clay is a golden signpost towards the light of life on Mars, which would have given ground for microbes to survive. But Curiosity found that sedimentary rock containing clay ( from a lakebed of billions of years ago) had only half of the expected minerals. For nearly two years, the rover will conduct research on the rocks, why the minerals cut to half, what factors lead you to this. The most probable factor is the salty water, which washed its layers off. The process of chemical transformation of rocks, Diagnesis give some evidence of past life. Curiosity’s mission to Mars began nine years ago, but the rover is not setting the pause. The team has not succeeded but has found the data through technology about what rocks to study. One such achievement is a small helicopter, Moxie, which converted Mars CO2 into O2. Pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and splitting it into carbon monoxide and oxygen, the device produced about 5 grams of oxygen. Researchers are working on its validity regarding oxygen production in changing climates, and this is the plan.