Mars or Red Velvet Cake, European Space Agency showed a great picture of Mars


The planet Mars has long been an enigma to astronomers. Recently the European Space Agency (ESA) has released an image. It shows the area around Mars. The image was captured by the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO). In this, the planet Mars looks very beautiful, as if a cake has been decorated. ESA has said that this image shows Mars as a ‘Rich Red Velvet Cake’ with sugar powder sprinkled on it.

But what is this white color resembling sugar powder and where did it come from? ESA has told that this color is due to water and ice. At the same time, the red color is visible due to the rusty Martian soil. A 4 km wide crater is also visible in this image. According to ESA, this crater is in the Vasitas Borealis region, which is a plain area near the north pole of Mars. The joint mission TGO of ESA and Russian space agency Roscosmos took this picture in July last year.

ESA said that the crater seen in the picture is filled with ice. The Sun is visible for a very short time in this area throughout the year. According to the space agency, the dark area around the rim seen in the photo may be made of volcanic material such as basalt.

European and Russian space agencies have sent orbiters to Mars under the ExoMars program. It is also going to send a rover to Mars later this year. TGO is studying the atmospheric gases of this planet. Along with this, water resources are being searched for and around the surface of Mars. Recently, scientists also came to know about a large amount of ‘hidden water’ on Mars. This ‘water’ is there beneath the surface of a valley.

The orbiter started its search in 2018, two years after reaching Mars. It will also serve to provide data relay services for the second ExoMars mission to Mars in 2023.

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