News NASA: Unexpected discovery on Mars may revolutionize planet’s history

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Scientists have come across tridymite, a fully unexpected mineral recently found on Mars which promises to explain how the planet evolved and gives hope to determine whether there was water on the Red Planet at some point.

“Analyzing data from an X-ray diffraction instrument on the rover that identifies minerals, scientists detected significant amounts of a silica mineral called tridymite,” NASA said on Wednesday.

A silicon dioxide mineral, the tridymite found by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover in the Gale Crater is a truly baffling finding since on Earth such elements originate from extremely hot volcanoes after their lava comes in contact with ocean water.

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NASA: Unexpected discovery on Mars may revolutionize planet’s history

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