The intrigue of Mars: The Americans have coded a landmark discovery Curiosity

21/11/2012

 

The rover has found something that could "enter into the history books"


Mars rover Curiosity during the analysis of soil samples of the Red Planet has found something that, according to experts NASA, "can enter the history books." However, until they are ready to tell you what it is.

"We receive data from a chemical laboratory on board the rover, and they look very interesting. Scientific team carefully" chew "them" — said the mission chief scientist John Grottsinger the radio station NPR. He added that during the analysis of samples of Martian soil were obtained results that — if confirmed — will be worthy of the history books.

Grottsinger, however, did not tell her what it was discovered Curiosity, as the scientists want more time to double-check everything carefully. As reported by Space.com, it can take up to two weeks.

NASA experts have become much more cautious in statements after, analyzed samples of Martian air. The first results of the analysis of the Martian atmosphere revealed the presence of methane in it, as it was made a public statement, but with repeated measurements methane disappeared. "We knew from the beginning that there is a risk to bring to Mars air from Florida. Therefore, we measured again," — said the head of the mission.

Curiosity arrived at Mars on August 6. The purpose of the rover, which is a stand-alone chemical laboratory, is the search for traces of life on the planet, and the study of its geological history. It is expected that the unit will operate on the surface of the red planet for at least about two Earth years.

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