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Ancient lake on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance Rover has Discovered an Ancient Lake on Mars.
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Mars Lake

Nasa’s Perseverance rover has found a ancient lake on mars proving that mars used to have a large body of water.
mars used to be a wet and habitable place like earth. Nasa’s Perseverance Rover has found a ancient lake on Mars proving that Mars used to have a large body of water. By studying the soil and sediment, they estimated that the lake is about 3 billion years old and could reveal the origins and evolutions of Mars. Nasa has also discovered volcanic rocks on the crater where the rover landed but is later covered by the lake sediment.The volcanic Rocks were part of the original crater floor. Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles thinks that Mars used to be a wet and habitable place.

The Perseverance rover

The Perseverance Rover landed in the Jezero Crater in February 2021. It used a radar that can scan the subsurface of mars up to 20 meters (65 feet deep). these measurements have found many layers of sediment carried by a once flowing water. the perseverance rover has collected samples of the sediment found in the ancient lake.

Mars’s Past

Long ago, Mars used to be more moist and warmer climate more like earth than it is now. Mars is now a cold and in some parts there is ice. (the south pole). mars probably used to be much like earth because of its ancient lakes and river channels.

Other Discoveries

The Perseverance rover has discovered another discovery about mars’s watery past. The rover found another ancient channel called the gediz vallis channel  this is very good evidence that mars definitely had lots of water in the past because mars also has ice on the south pole of the planet.

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