NASA’s Curiosity rover captured a stunning image of a delicate creation on Mars that seems to be a branched fragment of ocean coral, according to the agency. Although it is not coral, it is interesting to consider how recognizable Earth things appear on Mars in a variety of morphologies.
Poetic similarities may be drawn between the little Martian sculpture and other works of art. Anemone tendrils in a tidal pool or a water droplet recorded at the moment of explosion against a surface are two examples of what it looks like when it explodes.
Kevin Gill, who is well-known for his work in processing NASA space photographs, drew my attention to the beautiful Curiosity pictures on Friday with a post that described the creation as a “Martian flower.”
— Kevin M. Gill (@kevinmgill) February 25, 2022
Mars Hand Lens Imager (Mahli) equipment on Curiosity captured this picture. NASA described Mahli’s technology as the rover’s counterpart of the magnifying glass that geology experts often take Cuwith them. As a result, the structure shown in the photograph is comparatively small. According to Fraeman, the photograph depicts small, minuscule fragile formations that evolved as a result of mineral precipitation from water.
(1/3) Your Friday moment of zen: A beautiful new microscopic image from @MarsCuriosity shows teeny, tiny delicate structures that formed by mineral precipitating from water.
— Abigail Fraeman (@abbyfrae) February 26, 2022
Curiosity has been living in the Gale Crater on Mars since 2012, when NASA launched the spacecraft. Currently, it is making its way up Mount Sharp, the crater’s primary peak, and is transmitting pictures and observations on the geology, history, and air of the planet as it travels. Scientists believe the microscopic mineral deposit is a remnant of Mars’ once-watery history, which is an important topic of investigation since it might help them determine if the presently hostile planet was previously capable of supporting microbial life. Curiosity was kind enough to take a moment to send a glimpse of Martian beauty.
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