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Scientists from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have presented new research that challenges the popular Gale crater hypothesis on Mars. Until now, data from the Curiosity rover indicated that this crater in ancient times could have been a deep lake. However, an alternative view of the same data showed that the crater may have never been a Martian lake.
Scientists have discovered in the Spanish cave of Ardales drawings left by Neanderthals between 45 and 65 thousand years ago. Chemical analysis showed that the cave art in Spain was of man-made origin, and archaic people brought ocher from outside the monument. Apparently, karst formations played a symbolic role among some groups of Neanderthals.
Elizabeth Turner, a Canadian geologist at the University of Laurentia, released a study describing the earliest fossil record on Earth, dating back 890 million years. The discovery could make a real sensation, as it shifts the history of the emergence of animals on Earth by about 350 million years.
While our attention was preoccupied with Ingenuity’s historical flights in the rough Martian atmosphere, the rover found its way to the planned research location about a kilometer south of the landing site. It is almost time to begin its search for signs of ancient life on Mars.
Nearly three months after its first flight, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter continues to make history on Mars in its extended mission. What began as a test program has now become a “tradition” that re-occurs once every two weeks.
Scientists have found that the possibility to breathe “with a full chest filled with oxygen” became appeared about 2.5 billion years ago and was caused by the impacts of city-sized asteroids.