How important is the Earth-like rock found on Mars by NASA’s rover in the search for life?

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The American Space Agency NASA’s Perseverance rover, which is in search of it, has made a big discovery. It has seen an interesting rock here. This is special because the NASA team looks like the volcanic rocks found in the Earth. In a tweet shared by NASA, it has been told that the rover has seen this rock. Due to the possibility of some similarities between Earth and Mars, life is being searched here. However, NASA has clarified that the target of Perseverance is not volcanic rocks, but sedimentary rocks. This is because if there has ever been life on Mars, its traces will be found in the layers of the same rocks. This NASA mission has landed in Jezero Crater. This crater is 28 miles wide and it is at the western end of the plain named Isidis Planitia. It is north of the equator of Mars. An ancient meteorite is believed to have fallen in Isidis Planitia, which created a 750-mile crater. Later a small meteorite fell here and became Jezero Crater. Later it was flooded and the dry delta became favorable for life. Scientists believe that Jezero was once filled with water and was the delta of an ancient river. This lake was formed 3.5 billion years ago from the water of rivers. Scientists have obtained such evidence that shows that this water was brought from the surrounding area to the mineral lake. There may have been microorganisms there during this time. If this has happened then traces of it can be found in the bottom of the lake or in the sediments of the coast.

[Attribution to NBT]

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