Was ancient Mars more like Earth?  New discovery

NASA’s Curiosity rover, which was sent to Mars, has been wandering the Red Planet’s barren lands since 2012, drilling into rocks and passing collected samples through the advanced chemical laboratory on board. Its main goal is to search for evidence of the existence of ancient life. Curiosity landed in Gale Crater, south of the equator. The landing site was chosen based on satellite images that showed liquid water likely existed there in the distant past.

Recently analyzed sedimentary rocks in Gale Crater were found to be very rich in manganese oxide, suggesting that Mars may have had oxygen in the ancient past in quantities similar to Earth. The research results were published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (DOI: 10.1029/2023JE007923).

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