A new stunning image showing striations or series of ridges of varying colors in region known as Nili Fossae has recently been revealed by NASA through its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It was said that the image shows pale white and blue layers of ancient Martian bedrock. Nili Fossae is known to be found on Mars' northwest region, being recognized as the most colorful spot on the entire Red Planet.
Nili Fossae To Be Used In NASA's Future Mission
According to recent reports released by Daily Mail, the region of Nili Fossae has already been considered as a candidate for NASA's future robotic mission. Experts claim that due to its varying colors and shades of rock, it therefore signifies that there is a change when it comes to the composition of the sediment. Furthermore, although it was already thought that the canyon could potentially be a product of a system of faults; experts believe that there will be impending evidence that would be able to show that water has once flowed through the area.
Meanwhile, RT news has revealed that a NASA spokesperson said that the Orbiter's next move will be to continue in inspecting the region further in search of the possible signs of life forms that probably once have existed there. In one of their statements, the NASA spokesperson has allegedly explained that the region of Nili Fossae can be considered as one of the largest and most diverse deposits of clay minerals containing water in their chemical structure.
The unnamed NASA spokesperson has also claimed that ultimately, with the help of further research, it may also be used in preserving organic types of materials. It was found that the light-toned structures are some of the weathered clay minerals which may apparently indicate the past presence of liquid water in the area.