Nintendo-Power

Daily Gaming news, videos, reviews, tips & guides. Let's share our love of BigN games!

Tuesday: Incredible rock flower discovered by Rover Curiosity

Tuesday: Incredible rock flower discovered by Rover Curiosity

NASA’s Curiosity rover has photographed a rock flower on the surface of Mars. This is due to the presence of water saturated with sulfates.

That’s for sure His Twitter account Mars rover Curiosity announced its discovery on the 1stEr At two o’clock in the morning in March: “Through my portable imager (MAHLI) I saw this beautiful, fragile and small feature. It is a concrete that is eroded by sedimentary rock and bound together by mineral-rich groundwater. Her size? Only 1 cm ”.

MAHLI is located at the end of the rover robot arm thanks to the on-board development process. Curiosity, Was able to send such a clich. Two to eight pictures were taken and then merged. A 3D video has been designed to reflect this finding.

A rock like the “sand rose”

This concretion (integration of solid particles) is, in part, due to the presence of water saturated with sulfates. Future-science. This mineral formation may be parallel to the earth of our “sand rose”, which is commonly found in the desert. It is formed by the crystallization of gypsum, a mineral particularly in the origin of plaster production.

Sent by Curiosity Rover NASA On Mars in 2012, as part of a mission called the Mars Science Laboratory. Space exploration is constantly collecting data on mineral composition to allow humans to better understand the history of the Red Planet.

See also  Artificial intelligence only when deciding to lay off