An “amazing surprise” about water on Mars.. Scientists reveal

Many scholars have long believed that Mars It contained water 3 billion years ago when its second geological age known as the Hesperian period ended, but it has disappeared during the current Amazonian period.

However, Chinese scientists announced a “amazing discovery”. They said that wet minerals detected by a Chinese robotic rover on Mars in a huge depression believed to be the site of an ancient ocean indicate that water has been present on the surface of this planet for a longer time than previously thought.

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They also explained in a research paper published in the journal “Science Advances” that, according to the analysis of data sent by the Chorong rover spacecraft, indications of water were detected in mineral samples dating back only 700 million years, according to Reuters reported today, Thursday.

In addition, they added, the mineral-containing soils found in the samples collected by Chorong had a hard crust that may have formed from rising groundwater or melting ice that has since evaporated.

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It is noteworthy that the Chorong rover spacecraft has moved about two kilometers from its landing site and has been collecting data since it reached the Earth.مرخ In May last year.

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