Sunday, July 24, 2016
Lightning-Generated Minerals on Mars | Space News
New discoveries today are forcing planetary scientists to consider completely rewriting the history of the planet Mars. NASA scientists today are expressing their amazement over the completely unexpected discovery of a mineral in a Martian crater. With thin the Marias Pass region of Gale Crater, a Mars rover has discovered a mineral called tridymite, which only forms at superhot temperatures. Could high energy electrical discharges have helped form the mysterious mineral?