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For the NASA Rover, Australian Rocks may Provide Information for Live on Mars

By Aazam

Researchers from the Natural History Museum in London and NASA have identified a variety of details in a group of domes in western Australia that are clearly the work of ancient microorganisms.

Perseverance is now investigating the Jezero crater, a large crater, and is anticipated to find areas next year that may exhibit processes tantalizingly similar to those found in the rocks of Earth.

The undulating top surface of the stromatolites, which develops when photosynthetic bacteria move toward the light, is one large-scale characteristic.

The connections between the many "mats" of microorganisms that form the stromatolites can be seen as small columns or pillars within the rock

The Jezero Crater appears from satellite photos to have held a sizable lake in its deep past, which is relevant to Mars and the Perseverance rover.

Additionally, there are carbonate rocks along the crater's edge that could be deposits from the shoreline

The timeline wouldn't be all that dissimilar from Earth's, only a little earlier. The lake was estimated to have existed some 3.7 billion years ago, according to scientists.

It will use its tools to search for rocks that resemble some of the Pilbara stromatolites in some ways.

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