On Wednesday, NASA rover discovered a high amount of methane gas on Mars. NASA Curiosity rover is a car-sized rover that was sent to Mars as a mission by NASA. Besides, it was launched on November 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral.
What are the goals of NASA Curiosity rover on Mars?
The main aim of the rover is to investigate the geology and climate of Mars. Moreover, it has to check whether the environmental are good for microbial life. Plus, it has to locate the existence of water and the proper environment for human exploration.
Methane gas detected on Mars
Recently, the Curiosity rover found methane gas on Mars. Moreover, it is possibly good news for the researchers. Also, it appears like the planet is emitting a large amount of methane gas. Plus, it could be a sign of life and various kinds of microbes on Mars.
While increased methane levels measured by @MarsCuriosity are exciting, as possible indicators for life, it’s important to remember this is an early science result. To maintain scientific integrity, the #science team will continue to analyze the data before confirming results. pic.twitter.com/zSrONQHuc5
— Thomas Zurbuchen (@Dr_ThomasZ) June 22, 2019
The rover took some measurements and a huge amount of methane in the Martian air. Besides, the gas is mostly produced on Earth. The information arrived by on Thursday and researchers started their work. On Friday, the scientists discussed the news which has not been released to the world yet.
Is there a possibility of life on Mars?
On Friday, the researchers of this mission sent new instructions to the rover. Moreover, the results are expected to be returned back to the earth on Monday. Humans have always fantasized about aliens of Mars.
Meanwhile, back on #Mars…
I’ve found the highest amounts of clay minerals ever during my mission and then snapped this selfie.
— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) May 29, 2019
In the 1970s, NASA’s Viking landers photographed a barren landscape. 20 years later, scientists and researchers thought that Mars was wetter, warmer and a habitual planet billion years ago. Now, they are thinking that there could be a possibility of life on Mars.
Moreover, the descendants of Mars could have evolved and continued to grow.