The staff of the National Directorate of the USA on Aeronautics and space research (NASA) has posted a unique picture of the Martian surface, which allows you to see the bedrock of the red planet. The corresponding image was published on the website www.nasa.gov.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
Based on the obtained images, the researchers suggested that the surface of Mars is covered by fine-grained materials, under which, according to the researchers, can escape the rock and valuable minerals. The picture shows one of the “naked” reliefs, partly covered by sand dunes. “The colors are enhanced by the contours of the depressions, revealing red layers” — they say.
Survey of the red planet was carried out using the camera’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) aboard the spacecraft Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, specifically designed for Mars exploration.
In early February, experts NASA has revealed three areas of the red planet favourable for the landing of a Rover in 2020. Potential sites for landing the lunar Rover include northeast Big Sirte, quick and easy crater and Columbia hills.