A prehistoric freshwater lake that was found on Mars was reported by researchers and scientists. It is said to be a sign that there is a chance that the atmosphere in Mars can sustain life. NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, landed on August the other year.
The lake which was discovered is positioned within the Gale Crater where the rover also touched down in a vicinity of 50km long and 5km wide. In a conference at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, Geologist John Grotzinger from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena said that according to the studies being made, sediments and deposits that were gathered would give an estimated existence of the lake which is said to be for almost ten thousand years or more.
We have acknowledged the fact that Mars could be habitable as it has shown environmental evidences such as the lake, steams and when the like is dry, we could have the ground water, he added. There were two rocks drilled for the test of clay in the area called as the Yellowknife Bay.
It has proved that the lake sustained its life while further parts of Mars were dry. On the other hand, the lake found in Gale Crater said to have been backed up by rock-eating microorganisms called as the chemolithoautotrophs. On Earth, these microorganisms are mostly seen in caves and hydrothermal exits.
Geologic aspects were found in Mars that were molded because of water. There were dried riverbed, water routes and lakes and other deposits. Researchers will keep on looking for evidences such as rocks and other organisms that are high in chemical qualities so that it can be conserved. Scientists are expanding to more advance procedures to look for life there.