Reveals his name, The NASA Perseverance Rover Was able to extract Rock specimens from the surface of Mars. In a statement, the US space agency released the initial results of the analysis It was announced that “A stable potential living environment”.
After a failed attempt in mid-August, Diligence has reached its goal Last Monday, September 6th. That day, Rover painted its first prototype Rock identified as rosette, Called Montenegro. 48 hours later, he got a second sample, it was called Montagnok.
“Our first rocks reveal a stable environment in which to live. It is important to have been Water for a long time“, He noted Ken Barley, One of the geochemicals that make up the project.
NASA tweets announcing samples from Rosette Rock (Twitter @NASAPersevere /)
Regarding the composition of the rosette, NASA stated that it has phosphatic properties and may have evolved from The volcano flows. “Each model can act as part of a larger chronological puzzle; by placing them in the correct order, scientists will gain a chronology of the most important events in the history of the abyss,” he says. Report released on September 10th. “Some of those events involve creation Valley Lake, The origin and disappearance of Lake Jessaro and the planet’s climate change in the past “.
In addition, researchers Discovered salts containing small “ancient water bubbles” from the Red Planet. The NASA text explains that “when groundwater flows and alters the original minerals in the rock, or the liquid water evaporates, salts may be left behind and formed.” “They can serve as microscopic time capsules Traces of Mars’ habitat”.
Perseverance rover landing on Mars surface (Reuters /)
The vehicle that searches for signs of germs on the surface of Mars, diligence, its main task is to collect Which is then transported to Earth, In a joint venture with European Space Agency Is to take place from 2030 onwards.
“These models are very valuable for future laboratory analysis on Earth. Occasionally, we can determine the sequence and timing of the environmental conditions reflected in the minerals in this rock. This will help answer the big picture science question about the history and stability of liquid water on Mars,” he noted. Mitch Schultz, Another scientist in charge of the project at NASA.