It’s been just revealed that NASA’s Curiosity rover has found something pretty interesting on the surface of the Red Planet.
There seem to be some really intriguing rounded formations that appear on the surface of Mars. The rover was able to take a few photos of a strange view on December 5.
Curiosity rover takes amazing photos
The planetary geologist and Curiosity team member Susanne Schwenzer talked about the nodule-like rocks and described them as “little round items” in a rover mission update that took place at the beginning of this week.
Schwenzer suggested the smooth shapes “could be due to diagenesis or more generally water-rock interaction.”
The term diagenesis is referring to the alteration processes that can occur after the sediment is deposited. The data that has been gathered by the rover can help experts learn more about the history of water on the Red Planet.
CNET tells its readers that the pics are showing something tiny, so we have to think is a tiny scale here.
The ChemCam Remote Micro-Imager is able to take super-close-up images. The ChemCam team is analyzing the soil, and rock composition, and experts are investigating weathering processes.
CNET also highlights the fact that Curiosity has been gifting experts a vast palette of rocks lately.
“The rich workspace included bedrock, pebbly areas, and a brighter float rock of a kind which has been observed frequently in the vicinity,” Schwenzer says.
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Complex organisms on Mars
The Red Planet made headlines not too long ago again when it’s been revealed that a scientist from Germany reportedly made an incredible discovery.
He wanted to prove that living organisms can not only survive in the current conditions on Mars, but they can thrive there as well.
This was shown by Amazon Prime’s “Tomorrow’s World.”
The narrator of the show revealed back in 2018: “Life could exist in this cold, hostile place [Mars]. This has been demonstrated by Dr. Jean-Pierre Paul De Vera, of the German Spatial Research Centre in Berlin.”