Eyed as prime real estate, Mars currently occupies the space of innovation innovation suitors. Billions is being spent in the race to get to the planet but can the barren landscape be tamed? A new oxygen study provides hope.
SpaceX, Blue Origin and Boeing all have aspirations to put humans on the ground of the Red Planet. The US space agency NASA has a long-term interest in Russia and even the United Arab Emirates each of which has its capabilities to get to, what data suggests, a sparse, unsustainable landscape.
However, a new study into the cold, desert world
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Published in the Nature journal, the study is led by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
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Large bodies. "Our findings may help to explain the formation of highly oxidized phases in Martian rocks NASA rovers suggest the planet was once water soaked. In 2015, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter beamed back data showing hydrated minerals.
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Vlada Stamenković said the discovery could not change everything.
"That's the thing of habitability; we never thought that environment could have that much oxygen. Mars, " he told the National Geographic.
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