The biggest question plaguing scientists about Mars is: Has the Red Planet ever maintained life? Despite the ongoing search for life on Mars, with more power than ever before, no definitive result will be found soon. NASA aims to bring back Martin models by 2030 and only by analyzing them will it become clear whether there is life on the planet. However, scientists are studying matter from Mars – in the form of meteorites. Researchers at the University of Lund in Sweden have examined a 1.3 billion year old meteorite from Mars and found that it has limited exposure to water. In other words, life does not exist at that particular time and place.
Scientists have used neutron and X-ray tomography, the same technique used to study samples collected by the Perseverance rover and brought back from Mars to reach their conclusion. They used the technology to understand if there was any major hydrothermal system suitable for life in general. X-ray tomography is a common method of studying an object without damaging it. Neutron tomography was used because neutrons are sensitive to hydrogen.
Hydrogen is always interested in finding traces of life on another planet, as we know that water (H2O) is a necessity for life. “Since water is key to the question of whether there is life on Mars, we would like to investigate how much water the asteroid reacted to when Mars was part of Badrock,” said Josephine Martel, a doctoral student in geology at Lund University. in a Advertising.
Research shows that a very small fraction of an asteroid reacts with water. That is, the Martin Crust model was “unable to provide any habitable habitat on Mars at that particular time,” scientists wrote in a study published in the journal. Advances in science.
They hope their research will help NASA scientists study the specimens when they are brought back to Earth.