Images of "live" Mars introduced American engineer


04/01/2013

Engineer and programmer Kevin Gill from the U.S. showed how out of space could look like Mars in the past, if there was life on the planet. The results of the simulation can be found in a blog engineer, and brief commentaries passes Universe Today.

Three-dimensional model of Gill is based on data on the topography of Mars, which were obtained probe "Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter". Released in 2006 on the red planet’s orbit, this spacecraft made a map of all the elevations of the surface with high resolution - 128 pixels per degree.

In developing its model of Mars Jill used only objective data MRO, while most of the other parameters, such as water level, the chemical composition of the atmosphere and vegetation were chosen without any scientific justification. For clarity in the resulting image has also been exaggerated 10 times the terrain features.

The temperature, which is currently dominated by the surface of Mars, does not allow the existence of liquid water. Many studies performed using rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity", as well as several orbiters showed that under the surface of Mars soil may be deposits of water (in some regions at a depth of a few centimeters). The temperature on the planet in the past, this was significantly higher than that to admit a quite existence of liquid water and maybe even life, in theory.


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