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Curiosity rover is located at the bottom of an ancient stream, where it is still a lot of water- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:50

According to the press service of the Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian device DAN ("Dynamic neutron albedo"), which is mounted on the rover Curiosity, proved, that the rover is located on the bottom of an ancient stream, since it was found a fairly high amount of water and hydrated minerals in the landing zone on Mars rover Curiosity, in the Martian soil is located a fraction of water is more than 4%. According to scientists from the Institute of Space Research Institute (IKI) RAS currently DAN device ("Dynamic neutron albedo") completed 58 sessions of active neutron measurements, which yielded data on the content of water in the Martian soil in 25 different locations along the entire route Curiosity rover's motion and found, that just below the surface in a thick layer of soil up to 30 inches water content is very small and does not exceed 1% by weight, but in the deeper layers of the soil is located a relatively high water content, which in some places is more than 4% by weight, especially around Rocknest. DAN device ("Dynamic neutron albedo") developed by Space Research Institute with the participation of experts of Institute of Engineering Sciences and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), THE VIDEO:

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