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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Strong evidences of the Martian water existence found in Antarctica

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found evidence corroborating the possibility of the existence of water on Mars. Evidence was found on a meteorite weighing 30 pounds were found in Yamato Glacier in Antarctica.

The meteorite is a proof of the existence of water on Mars itself is 1.3 billion years old and is believed to have landed in Antarctica 500,000 years ago. And the meteorite was found in 2000.
This SEM image shows spheroidal features embedded in a layer of iddingsite, a mineral formed by action of water, in the Martian meteorite Yamato 000593: an area with the spheres, circled in red, was found to have about twice as much carbon present as an area without the spheres, circled in blue. The scale bar at lower left is 1 micron. (Picture from: http://www.sci-news.com/)
The 13.7-kg meteorite, dubbed Yamato 000593, was found on the Yamato Glacier in Antarctica by the Japanese researchers in 2000. It was classified as a nakhlite, a subgroup of Martian meteorites.

Meteorite originating from Mars that have holes and burrows that may be formed by the flow of water. NASA said the discovery of the meteorite "revive debate among scientists about life on Mars."

Martian meteoritic material is distinguished from other meteorites and materials from Earth and the moon by the composition of the oxygen atoms within the silicate minerals and trapped Martian atmospheric gases.
This SEM image shows spherulitic features encased in both an upper, false-colored orange, and lower layer of iddingsite. (Picture from: http://www.sci-news.com/)
"Mars revealed the existence of an active water source which may also have significant amounts of carbon," said Everett Gibson, NASA scientist Johnson Space Center in Houston, as quoted by The Verge, on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

The meteorite is a proof of the existence of water on Mars itself is 1.3 billion years old and is believed to have landed in Antarctica 500,000 years ago. And the meteorite was found in 2000.

The meteorite also has a carbon granules between layers of rock. The phenomenon is similar to meteorites found in Egypt in 1911. Still much to say that the meteorite evidence of water and life on Mars, but it could be alleged amplifier.

"We can not eliminate the possibility of contamination of the meteorite. However, it features interesting and suggests that further studies of these meteorites can be done," said Lauren White of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SPACE | THE VERGE]
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