Repeating slope Linna on the walls of Palicir's Mars. (Credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona)
8, scientists made the incredible discovery that they found a "solid body of liquid water" on Mars. A new study takes one step further and suggests that the water that is believed to be responsible for the dark stripes of the Red Planet comes from far below the surface.
The new study, published in Nature Geoscience suggests that repetitive lineae (RSL) can have "deep underground origin" rather than water or surface streams, early.
"We assume this may not be true," the co-author of the study, Essam Heggy, says in a statement. "We offer an alternative hypothesis that they originate from a deep source of groundwater that rises up the earth cracks."
Abotalib Abotalib, adds that by studying the deserts of the Earth, the researchers were able to assume that the same is true for our heavenly neighbor.
"The experience we have gained from our research in desert hydrology was the cornerstone of this conclusion," Abotalib added in the statement, "We saw the same mechanisms in the Sahara and the Arabian Peninsula, and helped us explore the same mechanism on Mars . "
A spatial correlation between repetitive slant source areas and multistage fractures (such as joints and clefts) in the southern mean latitudes and in the Valles Marineris suggest that repeating sloping lines readily derive from tectonic and impact-related fractures, "the researchers wrote in the study's summary. "We assume that deep groundwaters are sometimes exposed to Mars in modern conditions."
Researchers were able to look at images from NASA's Mars Record Orbite, which found SLL 8 years ago. From there, they look at 3 specific craters and stripes in the Valles Marineris complex and discover a link between RSL and mistakes, according to Space.com.
The depths of groundwater can be significant, almost half a mile (2460 feet) deep, according to Haji. "Such depth requires us to consider deeper drilling techniques to look for the source of this underground water compared to the demand for shallow water," he added in the statement. If the water is as deep as Haji and Abotalib, it could mean more similarities between Mars and Earth, and Haji get to the point of saying that they have a similar evolution. somewhat. "
Researchers believe that if they are able to understand how the groundwater of Mars is formed, its exact location and how it moves, it can help us understand our own planet, and if we are experiencing the same climate change that Mars is
"Understanding the evolution of Mars is crucial to understanding the long-term evolution of our Earth and groundwater is a key element in this process," said Haji
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