The fourth planet of the solar system has been studied in detail since the 1960s thanks to successful automatic probes. We know its size, climate, and surface. We know that there is water in the form of ice or steam on Mars. Scientists are now speculating on the cause of the Red Planet’s strong magnetic impulses, which appear only at midnight. So far, the magnetic field of Mars has been considered relatively weak.
Magnetic pulses were recorded by a magnetometer attached to the most modern spacecraft. They were discovered by the space rover InSight, which was developed to explore the Red Planet. Since last year, the rover has been collecting information about the composition and evolution of the planet, measuring the temperature of the upper bark, and recording magnetic Mars explosions. It turned out that the bark of the Red Planet was much more magnetic than the scientists expected.
Is the Water Under the Surface?
Scientists speculate that there might be water beneath the surface of Mars. Or water mixed with dissolved solids or a mixture of water and ice. These hypotheses were said based on data that revealed that about 100 km (62 miles) beneath the planet’s surface lies a layer of some 4 km (2.5 miles) electrically conductive material.
Whether the water is below the surface of Mars, or even below the surface, will only be revealed at the next research, as Dave Brain, a scientist at atmospheric and cosmic physics at the University of Colorado, stated. InSight rover can only dig to a depth of fewer than 5 meters (16 feet). Hopefully, scientists will soon find another way to confirm or refute theories about water.
Recently, scientists have been surprised by the existence of the most massive neutron star that should no longer exist. Albert Einstein was sure of the infinity of human stupidity. He wasn’t so sure about the universe. The universe will surprise us many times.
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