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Scientists made an unexpected discovery on Mars

Ученые сделали неожиданное открытие о МарсеMars is beginning to have a ring

Two researchers from the Physical research laboratory, India, examined data collected through a spacecraft NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), found possible signs of the development of rings around the red planet.

In his new work Jayesh Pabari (Jayesh Pabari) and P. J. Smith. Phalodi (P. J. Bhalodi) interpretiruya the measurements conducted via the probe MAVEN, and note that some of the dust surrounding Mars, could one day be transformed into a system of rings around the planet.

Scientists have long thought that one day (using 20 to 70 million years) around the equator of Mars will rotate rings, similar to see today the rings of Saturn – and their appearance is due to the fact that the two largest moons of Mars are unstable and when approaching a planet will be torn apart by its gravity. Now, however, new data indicate that this process may already be running. In this new study Pabari and Phalodi found evidence that, at least, a small part of the dust surrounding the planet comes from material the largest of the satellites of Mars, Phobos and Deimos.

According to the analysis Pabari and Phalodi much of the dust detected in the upper atmosphere of Mars using the Orbiter, MAVEN, has interplanetary origin, but a small part (approximately 0.6%) probably was formerly the material of one of the largest moons of Mars.

In this work the researchers do not claim with certainty that Mars is beginning to have a ring, however, stipulate that not rule out this possibility.

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