Changes in Mars” geography Always attract great scientific and even general Attention. Hoping for signs of liquid water (and thus life) is likely one of the primary driving forces behind this interest.
According to the SETI team, led by a senior research scientist Janice Bishop, There is a two-step process to create these RSLs.
Then, dry winds and dust storms dominate Mars, blowing unstable material into new patterns across the Martian surface.
This is not the first time that researchers have suggested that chlorine salts may be involved in creating RSL. As with much good science, this theory has now been further materialized through data collected in both field and laboratory experiments.
Unfortunately, field experiments have not been possible on Mars itself (at least not yet).
The SETI team collected data at some of those sites and observed that surface instability was actually observed when the salt interacted with gypsum, a type of sulfate.
For this project, the team collected data in dry valleys, where the soil geology and temperature are remarkably similar to those on Mars by Phoenix Lander And MRO.
The fieldwork was then followed by the work of a laboratory, in which the Martian Analog Reunion Team was subjected to tests using colored indicators that would show how the regolith is simulation It will react when people experience the same type of chemical reaction that was happening in Antarctica.
Collecting all this data resulted in a geological model that includes sulphates, chlorides, and water that could explain the emergence of the RSLs seen on Mars.
The model also has implications for the viability of Mars below Earth’s surface and how the presence of this mud could affect any biosphere the red planet might have.
Until some tests are done in situ, this model will be difficult to prove, but there are a lot more of those planned for Mars in the near future.
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