NASA’s Curiosity finds bizarre spikes on Mars

Meanwhile, NASA is set to launch three rockets into space from a private space port in Australia for scientific research…reports Asian Lite News

The Curiosity rover, sent by US space agency NASA to explore the Mars, has found some strange rock formation on the Red Planet, media reported.

The strange, twisting structures are seen poking out of the surface of Mars in the high resolution image sent by the rover to the base station.

The SETI Institute, a not-for-profit research organisation focused on searching for life in the Universe, highlighted the image in a tweet last week.

“Here is another cool rock at Gale crater on Mars! The spikes are most likely the cemented fillings of ancient fractures in a sedimentary rock. The rest of the rock was made of softer material and was eroded away,” it tweeted along with the image.

Meanwhile, NASA is set to launch three rockets into space from a private space port in Australia for scientific research.

The rockets will be launched between June 26 and July 12 from the Arnhem Space Centre, which is owned and run by Equatorial Launch Australia, the Guardian reported.

This is going to be the first time that NASA is launching rockets from a commercial facility outside the US, and the first NASA rockets launched from Australia since 1995.

The mission aims to investigate heliophysics, astrophysics and planetary science phenomena only observable from the southern hemisphere, the report said.

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