Since 2012, Curiosity rover NASA has been probing the surface of Mars for information about the planet’s history, including evidence of ancient water. Now, the research instrument has provided incredible new information about the Red Planet’s ancient past, which scientists say could provide evidence of the existence of the Red Planet. Ancient water on Mars be
The latest findings from the Curiosity rover show that areas of the Red Planet that scientists previously thought were drier were actually ancient water reservoirs on Mars. Also, this new evidence is presented in the form of waves in rocks that scientists believe were once found on the surface of this planet.
The possibility of microbial life on Mars
This evidence of ancient water, along with other NASA research projects, has even led researchers to investigate the possibility of past microbial life on Mars. As the Curiosity rover mission continues, the next few years look set to reveal incredible information about the history of Mars and its potential for life.
Over the past few years, with the help of NASA’s Curiosity rover and perseverance, incredible advances have been made in our understanding of ancient water on Mars and the planet’s environment. And with NASA planning a manned mission to Mars in the future, even more information can be learned about our planet’s neighboring worlds.
As Curiosity continues its mission, new discoveries are more likely to occur in the future, especially when NASA decides to launch its own Mars sampler mission and further examine the rock samples that its persistence has collected. Of course, there are concerns about the presence of ancient Martian bacteria on Earth, but NASA plans to tackle this problem when the samples reach Earth.
Earlier this month, NASA also hinted at the idea of building a nuclear propulsion system that would cut the trip time to Mars from six to nine months to 45 days.