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Mars did not become dehydrated in a hurry

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Published April 20, 2021
Mars did not become dehydrated in a hurry

News Desk: The red planet of the solar system was once warm, it was wet. There may have been a suitable environment for living. But at some point the planet’s atmosphere becomes thinner, water disappears. Thus, after hundreds of millions of years, Mars has got today’s rough, cool environment, scientists said.

According to NN, the scientists based their findings on information sent by NASA’s Mars Curiosity spacecraft. On November 26, 2011, NASA launched Curiosity from Earth in a spacecraft. The following year, on August 6, 2012, the Mars rover landed on Mars’ Gail Crater. Then in two years until 2014, the Mars rover climbed Mount Sharpe, three miles high from the crater.

Gail Crater is a huge canyon on Mars. Curiosity was launched to gather information about the mine. From this, scientists are trying to find out how Mars lost its warmth and moisture and became dry and extremely cold.

Based on the latest data sent by Curiosity, NASA researchers say that Mars has actually become wet and dry on several occasions. In this way, the planet loses all its surface water. This happened about 300 million years ago.

According to NASA, Curiosity has a device called ChemCam. It can heat any rock up to 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit by emitting laser beams. In this heat the stone evaporates to form plasma. Analyzing that plasma, the scientists came up with ideas about the mineral and chemical composition of the rock, said Roger Owens, a chemistry researcher at the Panels Alamus National Laboratory. In this case, Curiosity has analyzed the pebble and soil samples from Gail Crater to Mount Sharp, and much is known.

 

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