The Curiosity was said to have taken a measurement that found 21 parts per billion of methane in the air, three times what was found during a 2013 measurement. Past papers have documented how background levels of the colorless, odorless gas seem to rise and fall seasonally. Interest's researchers need time to break down these pieces of information and direct a lot more methane perceptions.
The specialists of the National Directorate of the U.S. on Aeronautics and space research (NASA) has completed the installation of the suspension and six wheels on the new Rover Mars 2020 Rover, which is scheduled to parachute to the surface of Mars in the winter of 2021.Читайте также: US, North Korea in behind-the-scenes talks over third summit: Moon Jae
The finding originated from the meanderer's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) tunable laser spectrometer. It is a notably riveting discovery as a result of the methane ranges found by the rover are about thrice increased than earlier detections, resulting in some speculation the gas could also be organic in origin. There is no way to know where the methane is actually coming from either because Curiosity has no instrument that can find that out. "The planning team thinks it might be a meteorite because it is so shiny", NASA wrote in a November 2018 mission update.
The SAM team conducted a separate experiment over the weekend in an attempt to better understand this most recent methane spike, and perhaps get a better handle on the many mysteries swirling around the gas. The agency reports that Curiosity just detected an unusually high concentration of methane, a gas that we associate with biological processes. The TGO's main mission is to localize the sources of a broad list of atmospheric trace gases on the martian surface and in the atmosphere. For example, methane makes up about 5 percent of the atmosphere of the Saturnian moon Titan, which is so cold that methane and other hydrocarbons pool up in lakes and rivers. Organic matter can be one of several things: a record detailing ancient life, a food source for life or something that exists in the place of life. "The previous "discrepancy" in findings was always complicated by the fact that we never made measurements at the same time", Patel said. Scientists first detected methane on Mars fifteen years ago, with the aid of data collected by ESA's Mars Express spacecraft.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2019 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.
Код для вставки в блог