NASA received unexpected data on the composition of minerals on Mars

21.01.2004

21.01.2004


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The analysis of geological data that are transmitted from Mars to Earth American rover "Spirit" was unexpected and caused confusion among specialists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
First of all, scientists now call into question the assumption that the automatic probe landed in the crater of a former volcano, which erupted in the old days. According to the researchers, Mars will long continue to keep their secrets, and their key demand huge efforts.
Automatic robot used its mechanical "hand" for the collection of samples of various minerals which form the surface of the Red Planet. This is the first time allowed to make their serious analysis.

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