Detection of hydrothermal deposits on Mars can become a “key” to the origin of life on Earth. This was stated in the US space department.
Deposit opened through the orbiter exploration of the Red Planet NASA’s.
“Even if we never find evidence that there is life on Mars, new data can tell us about the type of environment in which life could have arisen on Earth,” said NASA space center specialist in Houston, Paul Nils.
According to him, volcanoes and standing water on Mars in ancient times provided the same conditions for life as existed at that time on Earth.
These processes probably occurred on the Red Planet approximately 3.7 billion years ago. Approximately the same period is considered the beginning of the birth of life on Earth.
Previously, paleontologists suggested that oceans from liquid water could appear on the surface of Mars not as a result of volcanic eruptions or falls of asteroids, but due to exotic explosions of “frozen” methane deposits inside the ice. A corresponding article of scientists is published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
The data from the Curiosity rover helped NASA specialists find out how the lakes of the Red Planet looked at different periods and prove that they were warm and fit for almost a billion years. Their findings are published in the journal Science.
In recent years, scientists have found many hints that on the surface of Mars in ancient times there were rivers, lakes and entire oceans comparable in volume with the Arctic Ocean.