NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has found its largest reserves of clay minerals on Mars during its operation. American Space Agency NASA has stated in a statement that Curiosity Rover has sampled rocks from two target destinations of Mars – Aberlady and Killamar. It was said in the statement that on Mars, it was found in a new selfie rover on 12th May, according to the 2405th day of mission (according to bloodbath planet) on Mars.
The Space Agency said that this mineral rich area is next to the Lower Mount Sharpe, where the Curiosity Yan landed in 2012. Curiosity Yan is exploring on Mount Sharpe that there was a suitable environment for life on billions of years ago. Smooth clay is often made from water which is essential for life.
Rover’s special equipment Kemin (chemistry and mineralology) has analyzed the rock samples from excavation in the field of clay mineral area for the first time. Chemina has also received hematite in very small amounts. It is a ferrous oxide mineral which is available in large quantity in the ‘Vera Rubin Ridge’ in the north. According to NASA, there is evidence of having plenty of water in the Gayle Crater at one time, while discussions continue to show what these new discoveries are for the area. According to NASA, the rocks of the area have been created from the sludge of old lakes.