NASA Curiosity rover determines mineral veins on Marian surface

NASA Curiosity Rover demonstrates mineral veins on the surface of Mars

Nasa’s Curiosity rover has found weird multi-colored spots on the surface of Mars that could help the astronomers get new evidences to continue with their research on Mars’ watery past. The mineral veins were discovered at a site called ‘Garden City’ on the slopes of a 5-km-high mountain known as Mount Sharp.

The view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover demonstrates a system of two-tone mineral veins. The veins join light and dim material measuring up to around 2.5 inches (6 centimeters) over the encompassing rock, and their widths range up to around 1.5 inches (4 centimeters).

NASA’s Curiosity rover has likewise offered hints about fluid movement scenes, which are post-wet natural conditions saw at the base of the mountain, said NASA. While Curiosity has found mineral composition at three destinations named cristobalite, which demonstrate that the layers of Mount Sharp give experiences into the development of an ancient environment on a planet.

“Some of them look like ice-cream sandwiches: dark on both edges and white in the middle,” said Linda Kah, a Curiosity monitoring team member at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

This view from the Mars Hand Lens Imager on the arm of Curiosity rover is a close-up of a two-tone mineral vein discovered on lower Mount Sharp.

Veins structure through the split rock and store minerals in these cracks and these veins made out of calcium sulfate at previous locations. The dark material adjoining presents stays to be broke down. Kah said, “At least two secondary fluids have left evidence here. We want to understand the chemistry of the different fluids that were here and the sequence of events.”

Curiosity has been concentrating on rough territories since arriving on the Martian surface in 2012. The investigation is still in its initial stages, yet the three drilled samples from Pahrump Hills have clear contrasts in mineral fixings.

It appears that the two-toned minerals were made from two particular wet periods on the planet. Curiosity is currently investigating distinctive layers of Mount Sharp in the wake of discovering more hints to Mars’ history.


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