Friday, September 30, 2016

Mars could support extraterrestrial life. A new image published by the European Space Agency shows the place that would have hosted life

The European Space Agency has revealed a new image of a valley on the Red Planet which in future could be landing site ExoMars mission in 2020.

The area has photographed over 5309 square meters and is surrounded Mawrth Vallis valley where ancient water on the surface structured forms that can be observed today. The researchers believe that this valley would have existed 3.6 billion years ago life.

Mawrth Vallis valley has a length of 600 kilometers, its depth is almost one kilometer. A long time ago, huge quantities of water passing through the area. The valley is located between the southern and the northern hilly plains, according to ESA.

Structures with lighter tones of color are made of clay minerals, indicating the presence of liquid water. According to NASA, the remains of volcanic ash in the form of ancient microbes may protect black rocks of clay. To create this image, the researchers combined nine images taken by high resolution camera probe Express.

The ship orbited the red planet in 2003, Mawrth Vallis and the valley was an important point of interest. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Mars was covered by a network of lakes and rivers with a billion years earlier than scientists had thought, which implies that Mars could support life. ,, I discovered valleys that would transport the water to the basins of lakes, '' said Sharon Wilson, Institutlui of the Smithsonian, Washington.

Wilson and his team have helped these conclusions through evidence uncovered in northern plant, Arabia Terra region.


,, One of the lakes in the region can be compared in volume with Lake Tahoe in California, Nevada, '' said Wilson

Source: Descopera

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