A team from Brown University has examined a rock that has reached the earth after coming out of the surface of Mars.
NASA’s Perseverance Rover is searching for ancient life on the surface of Mars. But a new study has told that life is likely to flourish just below the dusty ground of Mars. A team from Brown University has examined a rock that has reached the earth after coming out of the surface of Mars. This rock gives clear information about the red planet.
The team found that if this rock comes in contact with water continuously, it will create a chemical energy. This chemical energy will help microorganisms to stay alive. Microbial communities living in the depths of the earth also live like this. This reaction is called radiolysis. This happens when radioactive elements present in rocks break down the hydrogen and oxygen atoms of water. It is used as microorganism energy. The meteorite from Mars shows the surface of the red planet. In such a result, these results show that most parts of the planet may be habitable.
Researcher who led this study said this about life
Jesse Tarnash, a postdoctoral researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and who led the study, said the biggest implication of examining on the surface of Mars is wherever groundwater would be present on the planet. There is a possibility that you have enough chemical energy, which can help microorganisms to flourish. He said that we do not know if life would have started under the surface of Mars. But if this had happened, then we feel that there is so much energy present on the planet, which is keeping it till date.
What is the situation regarding the presence of water on Mars?
Till now it is widely believed that there is enough water on the surface of Mars. However, the temperature on the surface is extremely cold, in which case this water is present in the form of ice. For the presence of life on the red planet, scientists believe that it is very important for the water to be in a liquid state. Ever since mankind has been able to see Mars in detail through technology, man has been searching for signs of water on the red planet. So far it is believed that there is presence of water on the poles of Mars.
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