NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Traces Of Martian Acidic Water

February 8, 2015 5:33 PM

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover, which has been examining and investigating the Mount Sharp, located on Mars, found evidence suggesting the red planet might have had acidic waters. Its most recent mission acquired a critical sample from the mountain by employing a unique drilling method. The specimen originated from a particular rock dubbed Mojave 2 that might hold some hints about the old Martian environment.

Prior to this, Curiosity tried to get specimens from Mojave 2 but eventually broke the sample, and it was no longer possible to convey it to the rovers’ scientific tools. What led the mission group to become so determined to discover water on Mars is the finding of a lot of jarosite, a sulfate miner...

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