NASA scientists said Thursday the Mars Perseverance rover found biologically-interesting rocks in an ancient lake bed that could indicate microbial life existed on the red planet billions of years ago.
A machine called MOXIE, stowed away on NASA’s Perseverance rover, can reliably convert carbon dioxide into a small tree’s worth of oxygen. During various tests, MOXIE steadily breathed in Martian atmosphere and breathed out at least six grams of oxygen an hour.
The results from Mars simulations, Project Sirius and project Mars-500, showed worrisome outcome - the astronauts become detached from mission control and almost autonomous with time.
The most powerful previously detected quakes occurred in the Cerberus Fossae region on Mars, where lava may have flowed in the geologically recent past.
The first research paper from Perseverance rover team was published lately. It shows that Jezero Crater on Mars was probably the site of some violent floods.
Other rovers have also experience dust devils, but Jezero crater, Perseverance’s landing site, seems to have a high occurrence of dust devils.
Some scientists think the best place to find evidence of life is one of Mars’ moons. They might serve as a depository for material that was blasted off of Mars’ surface in the past.
he InSight team has found that the Martian crust is thinner then expected (20 to 37 km) and its core is liquid with radius of about 1830 km.
When light shines on biological matter, part of the wavelength of the light that is reflected back is curled in either a clockwise or counterclockwise spiral. Astrobiologists used this phenomena in their remote sensing technique.
NASA’s Perseverance Rover that landed on Mars last month has beamed back historic audio recorded on the surface of the Red Planet.