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New Year, new photos of the Curiosity robot currently on the surface of Mars. In a newly released image, Curiosity recorded some interesting rock formations described by the team of scientists as "similar figures," which was exactly what the Internet needed to claim evidence of life there.

What do you see in these Martian rocks?

What do you see in these Martian rocks? What do you see in these Martian rocks?

Curiosity has detected unusual geological formations in the last month, and the probe was busy analyzing the region. The chemical composition of the entire area attracted the attention of scientists. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter noticed bluer tones in this area compared to the neighbors and the team decided to extend the time that Curiosity had to analyze the terrain.

The rover used its X-ray Spectrometer to determine the composition of "similar figures" and another nearby target. The instrument works by being placed in contact with the sample and then releasing Helium nuclei (the alpha particles) and X-rays. This causes the surface material to lose electrons in distinct ways, allowing scientists to compose the composition of the sample.


Curiosity also used his camera to make broader observations of the area to help unravel its peculiar color. The data from all these observations are currently being analyzed, so we will soon find out exactly what these formations are, and hopefully we will have an idea of ​​how they came to form.

The probe spent almost 2,000 days climbing Mount Sharp, which is located in the middle of an ancient Martian lake known as Gale Crater. The rover is slowly discovering how the Red Planet environment has changed from a water-rich world billions of years ago to the icy dry desert we see today. Images and scientific data from the mission have been instrumental in expanding our understanding of the geology of Mars at the beginning of the Solar System. So, unfortunately, without fossils. [ IFLS ]

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