A team of researchers from NASA It was revealed that scouts determination Discover “Something No One Has Seen Before” Inside a rock on Mars.
The photo was taken near the landing site of the car earlier this year and Caused quite a stir on social media Many users were surprised by the particular result. For this reason, the North American Space Agency explained the origin of the amazing discovery in an account Twitter Martian robot.
Perseverance that works in the crater of the volcano the lakeAnd use tool It is located at the end of its “arm” to wear the surface of the rock in order to observe the elements within.
After the stone was eroded, the Martian robot sent pictures To display the material under the upper layer of rock. Although those responsible for the mission are still not sure what it could be, they think so Perseverance found a group of granular minerals and sediments.
“Looking inside to notice something no one has seen before. I eroded a small part of this rock to remove the top layer and see what’s underneath. Focusing on my next goal of sampling Mars,” the Martian robot team wrote in a Twitter post.
After it stopped working in October as a result of a solar conjunction, With the advent of the sun between Earth and Mars, The determination She was studying some rock formations in the southern region, which are of particular interest to the scientific team observing the rover from our planet.
Collect samples of rocks and soil on the red planet It is one of the main goals of the car. The goal is to store it inside the Perseverance in tubes and that future missions bring it back to Earth for detailed analysis. To search for signs of ancient microbial life 3000 million years ago.
In addition, the Martian robot will collect samples of rock fragments, minerals and dust remaining on the surface of the Red Planet, and will collect data on weather conditions. To pave the way for future human exploration of Mars.
In April, a photo she took persevered caused the international scientific statement to be astonished by showing it The wasteland of the red planet is crowned by what seemed to be a wonderful rainbow. But given the great confusion caused by the image on social networks, NASA made it clear It was a hoax because of the camera lens Mars explorer.