A meteorite of enormous size hit Mars, which has caused NASA scientists to begin studying what its enormous crater has left.
Extremely violent events occur in the immensity of space. Meteorite impacts are a small example of this and, fortunately, these events serve as objects of study for astronomers. In December 2021 a meteorite hit the surface of Mars and such was the impact force that the signals were received on Earth.
The POT got down to work to identify the origin of these shock waves and to the surprise of astronomers, the origin was on the red planet, which often serves as a shield for the Earth. Having identified the situation, what began was the search for the crater that had left this impact.
After the investigation that has been carried out, NASA has finally located the crater left by the meteorite that hit Mars. According to the image published on the official NASA website and collected by ScienceAlert, this crater is the largest seen to date, offering the most valuable information for NASA.
In fact, the impact of the meteorite has been such that it has managed to unearth enough information for NASA to start generating hypotheses and theories to investigate from now on. Before getting into the matter, keep in mind that this meteorite has left a crater 150 meters long and 21 meters deep..
NASA discovers the crater left by the meteorite that hit Mars
The crater left by the meteorite that hit Mars It has enormous scientific value and, in fact, what NASA has commented is that it will allow them to study the surface of the red planet in a way that had not been possible until now. And, it is that, water has been found in the form of huge ice blocks.
The frozen water blocks are a great discovery both because they are an essential element for life, but because the impact of this meteorite has occurred in an area that is near the equator of the red planet. Until now, solid water had only been found on Mars near the planet’s poles..
The discovery generated by the meteorite marks a path of exploration for future astronauts who are sent to Mars. NASA has been planning a research party to Mars for several years, and now finding water in the equatorial zone is a starting point for the future launch of ships towards the red planet.
Because it is important? Yes, finding water is no longer a milestone. But it is in the equatorial zone of Mars. NASA plans do not conceive of sending astronauts to the poles, where water had been found, due to the extreme climate of those areas of Mars. Finding these blocks of frozen water on the equator of Mars a much safer route can be traced for exploration.