Mars Once Had Salt Lakes Similar to What We Have on Earth

Mars Once Had Salt Lakes Similar to What We Have on Earth

Mars once had salt lakes that are like those on Earth and has experienced wet and dry periods, as per a worldwide group of researchers that incorporates a Texas A&M University College of Geosciences researcher.

Marion Nachon, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M, and associates have had their work distributed in the recent issue of Nature Geoscience.

The group inspected Mars’ topographical landscapes from Gale Crater, a massive 95-mile-wide rough basin that is being investigated with the NASA Curiosity rover since 2012 as a feature of the MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) strategic.

The results show that the lake that was available in Gale Crater more than 3 billion years back experienced a drying scene, possibly connected to the worldwide drying of Mars.

Gale Crater framed about 3.6 billion years back when a meteor hit Mars and made its huge effect crater. Nachon said that Mars most likely moved toward becoming dryer after some time, and the planet lost its magnetic field, which left the air presented to be stripped by solar wind and radiation more than a large number of years.

The salt lakes on Mars are accepted to be like some found on Earth, particularly those in Altiplano, which is close to the Bolivia-Peru outskirt.

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