Scientists are continuing the search for the secrets that may be hidden by strange rocks that were detected by the NASA rover probe on the planet Mars, which lacks life due to its harsh and inappropriate climatic conditions.
The NASA spacecraft had captured a unique image of a rock that appeared in the form of a large rock frog, which was nicknamed the “Mars frog”.
The vehicle captures from time to time unique and very strange pictures, the latest of which was a picture of worm-shaped rocks, which caused controversy among social media users, according to the “screenrant” website.
Mars is a cold, lifeless and dangerous planet, as the planet’s atmosphere does not have a good proportion of oxygen to support life or grow crops, and its temperature is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is too harsh for us to tolerate as humans.
Although the unique shapes that were photographed on Mars, such as the shape of a frog, are not considered an indication of the existence of this life, the nature of the geological factors inside it may hide many secrets, which is what recent research has proven.
And the US space agency, “NASA”, announced earlier that its rover on the surface of Mars had collected two samples of volcanic rock, indicating the presence of some traces to monitor previous life.
The rover on the surface of Mars used a measuring instrument called “PIXL”, which is an instrument for measuring X-ray lithiochemistry in the planets, in order to analyze the corrosion that was found in the collected samples.
And the Bellegarde analysis of the corrosion in the sample, which was extracted after scraping by the probe of a specific rock called “Rochette”, showed the presence of unique elements of salts and minerals.
The scientists noted that the discovery of the luminosity and salts that appeared in the original color could be salt crystals that have trapped bubbles of ancient water, which scientists can use to learn more about the environment in which these salts were formed when returning samples to Earth.
And the scientific official in the “President” mission, Ken Farley, stated that preliminary research conducted on the samples shows the presence of an “apparently habitable environment” on the surface of Mars.
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