Is there life on Mars? This is what NASA’s Curiosity rover shows
There are many speculations about life on Mars and how it could be. Well, recent panoramic clips that NASA’s Curiosity rover captured on the planet will give you some real idea.
The rover — which has been on Mars in search of signs of conditions that might make life sustainable on the planet — clicked a panorama of what it noticed in Gale Crater on January 30.
In a 1.53-minute clip, the picture puts the spotlight on an area of more than 48 km. “The view from Vera Rubin Ridge looks back over buttes, dunes and other features along the route,” the video has been captioned. It had collected more than 1.8 million views, at the time of writing.
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In December, Nasa said the world’s newest island, formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago, may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars.
The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha´apai rose from the seabed about 65 kilometres (40 miles) northwest of the Tongan capital Nuku´alofa in late 2014-early 2015.
Scientists initially expected the island — created when vast quantities of rock and dense ash spewed from the Earth´s crust — to wash away within a few months.
NASA´s studies on the island were presented at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans in first week of December.
It comes after US President Donald Trump on Monday directed NASA to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.