The Curiosity rover discovers that Mars once had the ‘right conditions’ for life

Thanks to a combination of images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover, surveys of sedimentary rocks beneath the Gulf of Mexico on Earth and computer simulations, geologists have identified the remains of ancient, eroded rivers in a number of craters on Mars.

A team of researchers examining data collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover in Gale Crater, a large impact basin on Mars, has discovered additional evidence that rivers once flowed across the red planet, and were perhaps more widespread than previously thought. “We have found evidence that Mars was likely a planet of rivers,” geologist Benjamin Cardenas of Pennsylvania State University and lead author of the research said in the journal. statement.

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