As a rule, Mars is represented as a planet that is covered with red rocks and valleys of red sand all the way to the horizon, no matter where the eyes fall, researchers at the University of Perdy have shown that this is not exactly the case.
The Marsoir Perseverance found unusual laminates in the Crater of Ezero, and the study showed that these were not sedimentary rocks that scientists expected to see at the site of the alleged ancient lake, but frozen rocks of volcanic origin, consisting of large olive grains, a more dirty and less precious version of the peridote that painted Hawaiian beaches in dark green.
The study showed that the stones and lava found on Mars were about 4 billion years old, and unlike the magical species on Earth, they have not been significantly transformed by weathering, tectonic processes and other external influences, thus allowing scientists to reconstruct the conditions for the formation of minerals in the early stages of life of the planet.
The authors hope that the study of the early species on Mars will help to better understand the sources of life on both the Red Planet and the Earth. The main difficulty in the study of early Earth evolution is that the conditions on the early planet have been irrevocably lost by scientists.
The search for life is one of the main goals of the Perseverance mission and one of the reasons why it landed in the Crater of Ezero, and the discovery of the potential of the inhabited environment, even in old, mascot species, which are of little use to life, gives hope that the true traces of life can be found in the sedimentary rocks that the jerk is now beginning to explore.