Water on Mars was heavier than the Earth

Water on Mars was heavier than the Earth

The analysis of the Red Planet's soil samples taken from the machine Curiosity to a place called "The Stone Nest", has led to a number of discoveries. To begin, the experts found that the water found on Mars, Earth's heavier.

Water on Mars was heavier than the Earth

According to experts, it is much larger deuterium - an isotope of hydrogen, which has an extra neutron. The Martian water in it five times more. The researchers hope that the study of deuterium in the future will help to understand the evolution of the Martian atmosphere and hydrosphere.

Water on Mars was heavier than the Earth

According to the NASA Agency, the samples were also found for the usual connections of the Earth: water vapor, carbon dioxide, oxygen, sulfur dioxide. In addition, Curisoity found on Mars traces of carbon, a key element of organic compounds.

Water on Mars was heavier than the Earth

The find could mean that previously existed on the Red Planet forms of life, but scientists do not hurry to draw conclusions prematurely. "The fact that you found somewhere carbon, does not mean that there are life forms or suitable for the emergence of living conditions. If you have organic carbon, but there is no water, the living conditions will be absent ", - said a leading expert Caltech John Grottsinger. Now, research is needed to continue to figure out which way these substances came to Mars.

Water on Mars was heavier than the Earth

"We do not have conclusive evidence that discovered the planet Organics has Martian origin. To assert this, you need to be absolutely sure that these compounds of carbon and chlorine - is not part of the earth's organic, traces of which can be found in the solar system ", - quotes the words of the scientist Paul Mahaffy Nanonewsnet.