NASA’s Curiosity Rover has returned to its mission Mars and the latest discovery provides insight into the existence of water on the Red Planet. Yes! You read that correctly. A team of NASA scientists who are currently putting their Curiosity Mars rover in Gale Crater have discovered a very beautiful rock that could end decades of debate over whether or not to shelter the Red Planet.
Known as the ‘Strathdon’, this rock has a scale-like characteristic and indicates that Mars once flowed to its surface, depleting solid matter for various periods. At each level, Mars is considered to be a period of gradual drying up. Scientists have suggested that the Red Planet’s wet-to-dry travel has fallen into the rocky layer above it.
Commenting on their latest study, Valerie Fox, a research scholar at Caltech, said, “We are seeing evolution in the ancient lake environment recorded in these rocks.” “It’s not just a static lake. It helps us move from wet to dry, from a simple view of Mars. Instead of a linear process, the history of water is more complicated,” Fox added.
*from Different sources