New Discovery Challenges What We Know About Water On Mars
If you visited Mars today, you'd find a dry, inhospitable desert.
But billions of years ago, Mars was very different, and may even have looked a lot like Earth
Today, there is very little water on Mars
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences looked at data from the rover's microimaging camera and two spectrometers
They also found material called duricrust in layers, which forms when there is water present
Previously, the assumption had been that water was present on Mars up until around three billion years ago
The research using data from the Zhurong rover seems to support the concept of water being present