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Nasa surprised by Mars discovery: "You can't hide this evidence"

NASA researchers make an amazing discovery on Mars. This confirms a theory that has existed for a long time.

Kassel – Nasa researchers have discovered evidence of thousands of supereruptions in the Arabia Terra region in the north of the planet Mars. This is the most powerful type of volcanic eruption. Outbreaks of this magnitude can throw up enough dust and ash to poison oceans or alter a planet’s climate, according to NASA.

Most recently, Nasa researchers discovered a “strange structure” on Mars and commented on a possible asteroid impact on Earth. Each of these volcanic eruptions on Mars could have had a significant impact on the climate, NASA writes in its report. “Perhaps the released gas made the atmosphere thicker, or blocked the sun and made the atmosphere colder,” explained Patrick Whelley, a geologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “Martian climate modelers will have work to do to understand the impact of volcanoes.”

Mars: Nasa analyzes discovery in Arabia Terra region

Together with his team, Whelley analyzed Arabia Terra on Mars. Researchers were looking for “stratigraphic evidence of early explosive volcanism.” What NASA once thought were craters from asteroid impacts is now thought to be a volcanic caldera among researchers. The shapes of the cymbals also indicated this. Because: These are not perfectly round – unlike conventional craters. In addition, the pools show signs of collapse.

Among other things, a study published in 2013 led to a changed perspective. “We read this article and were interested in following it up,” Whelley said. But instead of “looking for the volcanoes, we went looking for the ash because you can’t hide that evidence”.

Sensational find on Mars: NASA researchers identify minerals

The scientists identified the minerals on the surface of Mars. The ash layer was very well preserved. The team published their study in the scientific journal Geophyscial Research Letters.

“It was at that moment that I realized that this isn’t a coincidence, it’s a real signal,” said Jacob Richardson. He works as a geologist at NASA. “We actually see what was predicted and that was the most exciting moment for me.” (Jan Wendt) Not only NASA is currently happy about new discoveries in space. Scientists from Cambridge University recently found a new type of habitable planet. (jfw)

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