NASA researchers are celebrating a new discovery of Mars – confirming a long-suspected theory.
CASSEL – NASA has detected indications of thousands of supervolcanic eruptions in the Arabia Terra region of northern Mars. This is the most powerful type of volcanic eruption. According to NASA, eruptions of this size could throw a lot of dust and ash into the air to poison the oceans or change the planet’s climate. NASA researchers recently discovered a “strange structure” on the surface of Mars and commented on the possibility of an asteroid colliding with Earth.
write the NASA in their report. “The released gas may have thickened the atmosphere or blocked out the sun and made the atmosphere cooler,” said Patrick Willey, a geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “Mars climate designers will have a lot to understand about the effect of volcanoes.”
NASA analyzes the discovery on Mars
Together with his team, Willy analyzed the land of the Arabian Peninsula on Mars. The researchers searched for “layered evidence of early erupting volcanoes.” What NASA thought were asteroid impact craters are now mistaken among researchers. This was also indicated by the shapes of the basins. Because: These are not perfectly round – unlike traditional nozzles. In addition, the basins show signs of collapse.
Among other things, a study published in 2013 led to a change in perspective. “We read this article and were keen to follow up on it,” Willie said. But instead of “looking for volcanoes, we looked for ash because this evidence cannot be hidden.”
NASA researchers identify minerals on Mars
Scientists have identified minerals on the surface of Mars. The ash layer is well preserved. The team posted a file Study in the scientific journal “Geophysical Research Letters“.
“That’s when I realized this wasn’t a coincidence, it was a real signal,” Jacob Richardson said. He works as a geologist at NASA. “We actually see what was predicted and that was the most exciting moment for me.” (Jean Wendt)
NASA is not only currently looking at new discoveries in space. Scientists at the University of Cambridge recently discovered a new type of habitable planet.