NASA: Ancient Mars may look like Lake Salda in Turkey
(MENAFN) NASA said a lake in Turkey's southwest may look like a Mars long lost to billions of years of past.
The US space organization made the contrast to Lake Salda in an Instagram post as its Perseverance Mars rover discovers the red planet's Jezero Crater that experts think they may have once been the place of a lake and river delta.
NASA shared a picture of the lake in which rocks can be noticed under the azure water's surface laying on pristine white sand, and claimed that experts rely on it mirrors scenes on Mars from 3.5 billion years ago.
It added "The rocks in this photo adorn the shoreline of Lake Salda in Turkey, an area that scientists believe the #RedPlanet may have resembled billions of years ago."
Nasa also showed "Formed over time by microbes that trap minerals and sediments in the water, this waterfront location provides some of the oldest known fossilized records of life on our planet. Scientists hope by studying microbial fossils on Earth, they might be better able to spot signs of microbial life from the water and sediments that flowed on Mars billions of years ago."
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