In the framework of its mission, Curiosity found on Mars deposits of hematite, a mineral formed in water.
About a year NASA’s Curiosity Rover exploring the surface of Mars, namely the mountain Sharpe and her range, named after the American astronomer Vera Rubin. And recently NASA showed a panorama of the red planet’s surface from images of the Rover.
The Rover has already left the survey area, and now scientists analyze the collected data.
While it is not entirely clear, as the ridge is able to resist erosion while the surrounding rock is literally “crumbled” under the force of the wind – maybe it’s the sedimentary rocks that formed the ridge.
It is also reported that Curiosity found on Mars deposits of hematite, a mineral iron, which is often formed in water.