According to my red-planet interests, I often find unusual pictures of Mars or illustrated scientific facts about this planet. Some of them are so awesome that I want to run out into the street and show them to all passersby. However, I am not sure if people will understand me on the street, but here, I hope readers will appreciate the amazing details about our neighbor in the Solar System.
ZimerMan 15 january 2014, 14:33

MSL Curiosity did the most detailed geological research on Mars

Chemistry & Mineralogy X-Ray Diffraction is one of the most accurate methods of mineralogical analysis. Due to this method it is possible to find out the mineral composition, not the chemical. For example, diamond and graphite are identical in terms of chemistry, but the different formation conditions affected the crystal lattice structure and radically changed the mineral nature. The purpose of Curiosity was just to determine what conditions led to the mineral formation on Mars in the past.

BumBum 15 november 2012, 16:00