Trip to mars
Yesterday were known new images of Mars taken by the rover Curiosity on NASA mission to the “red planet”, four years ago.
A month after the rover have captured the Murray Buttes region, a stunning panoramic image 360 degrees, the latest photos sent to Earth show in detail various rock formations layered in a fantastic glimpse of the geological composition of Mars.
“The team of Curiosity has been very happy to do this trip in a place that looks like a piece of American Desert Southwest on Mars,” says Ashwin Vasavada, the New Atlas.
“Studying these near hillocks gave us a better understanding of ancient sand dunes that were formed and were buried, chemically altered by groundwater, exhumed and eroded to form the landscape we see today,” concludes the scientist.
However, NASA researchers have moved forward with some preliminary information we estimate that these formations must be over two billion years old, with multiple layers to compose a height of 5.5 kilometers.
By providing a visible geologic record of the history of the red planet, these photos fit into the overall objective of the project to analyze the past of Mars, realizing in time have been more favorable to life, under hostile conditions of today presents.