New study claims life supporting oxygen possible on Mars

New study claims life supporting oxygen possible on Mars

Scientists figured out where to find the precious gas. It claims that there may be so much oxygen in the saline water beneath the surface of the red planet that it will be enough for the life of micro-organisms. The MarCO mission, led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, hopes to produce more images as the CubeSats approach Mars ahead of November 26. Wall-E, one of two identical briefcase-size satellites that underwent testing and preparation at Cal Poly earlier in the year for an historic mission to Mars, took a photo of the Red Planet - almost 250 million miles from Earth.

This research has been published in the journal Nature Geo science.

Oxygen on Mars is extremely small - only 0.14 percent. It still remains to be seen how well the spacecraft will handle the entry into the Mars atmosphere, as well as its landing on the planet itself. In addition, the temperature at the surface frequently drops to minus 100, making it extremely hard for liquid water to exist on the planet's surface.

We have for always been aware of the existence of water on Mars.

In the first part of the paper, the authors use computer models to show that water mixed with salts already present on Mars could be stable in a liquid state at or near the surface.

"Oxygen is a key ingredient when determining the habitability of an environment, but it is relatively scarce on Mars", said Woody Fischer, a Professor at Caltech. Brines will absorb more oxygen when the temperature is lower and the air pressure is higher. It is theoretically sufficient for the support of oxygen breathing.

However, during the study, experts found that the oxygen concentrations on brines are especially high in brines at the polar regions. where temperatures are extremely cool. "This study does a good job at exploring a range of possible outcomes".

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But, as humankind has proved time and again, it can persevere in the face of adversity, and maybe it will do so again in the future when it finally conquers the unconquerable and gives birth to life on the barren planet of Mars.

"Nobody ever thought that the concentrations of dissolved oxygen needed for aerobic respiration could theoretically exist on Mars", added Vlada Stamenkovic from the JPL.

The next step, he said, is twofold.

Up to now, it had been assumed that the trace amounts of oxygen on Mars were insufficient to sustain even microbial life.

But against the deep, dark backdrop of space, the rusty-red world looks as humble and insignificant as Earth.

MarCO, short for Mars Cube One, consists of two briefcase-sized spacecraft that launched along with NASA's InSight Mars lander on May 5.

He calls it TH2OR.

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