August 6, 2019

In ancient times there was a dynamic environment in Gale Crater on Mars

NASA has provided an update of its Mars Rover Curiosity’s activities in what was called a clay-bearing unit of ​​Mount Sharp on Mars. Clay is associated with water, so the goal of current research is to offer new information to reconstruct the history of Mars, in this case of Gale Crater, where in ancient times there was a lake and now there’s Mount Sharp. Lately, Curiosity has been working near an outcrop that was named “Teal Ridge” and near a rock that was named “Strathdon”, formed by dozens of sedimentary layers that suggest a more dynamic environment than other typical lake sediments.