Everything we thought was true
Scientists continue to explore Mars, the latest discovery thanks to the latest space mission.
since the sixties, Mars was subject to Many space exploration missions organized bysoviet union then who Russian Federationas well as who United State And Europe. to which India and China were added in 2010.
Since then dozens of Unmanned automated probesof between it Orbiters, landers, and roverswith the aim of understanding the mysteries of Mars, in particular the planet’s past which can also tell us a lot about the future of Earth.
the The first telescopic surveys The scientists showed color changes that were initially attributed to seasonal vegetation. These discoveries, which later turned out to be false, sparked interest in the Red Planet where, from the conclusions, it appears that there is life.
In fact, Mars is a rocky planet that must have formed at the same time as Earth. However, the dimensions are very different because they measure almost half compared to our planet. Even the atmosphere is different because it is more rarefied.
New discovery on Mars
Scientists continued Study of the Red PlanetTrying to answer many questions that remain a mystery even today. First of all, yes Try to find out if Mars is a geologically active planet And most importantly, whether it is so. In particular, we want to understand if there is water and, accordingly, a form of life. To do this, however, it is necessary to reveal the internal composition of the planet.
The specialized journal “Geology” recently published resultsThe latest study conducted by China on MarsThanks for the mission Tianwen-1 from the Zhurong spacecraft. The rover landed on Mars about two years ago, in the year 2021, and traveled across the planet for a radius of 2 square kilometres. In addition to suggestive images of rocks, dunes, and craters, the rover is able to study the composition of the subsoil.
Zhurong is equipped with a radar capable of transmitting two types of electromagnetic pulses several directly into the ground. The first frequency is up to i 4 metres It provides more accurate data while the second pulse arrives up to 80 metres from depth. The results confirmed that there is no trace of water in this part of the Earth’s interior. Certainly this does not exclude that it may be located at greater depths or in other regions of the planet. It will be up to the Zhurong rover to continue searching. Meanwhile, scientists have confirmed the presence of several impact craters, which seem to confirm the theory that Mars was subjected to real meteorite bombardment.
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