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The orbiter has a duty to review the sources of methane Mars, which may or may not be a product of biological activity on the red planet.
The European Space Agency / Roscosmos aggregated assembled spaceship Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has returned the first images of the surface of the Martian. Photos of the Color and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) include images of NASA's InSight lander, Columbus's crust and a unique 'hairy' structure of almost biological appearance.
This is the first time a European spacecraft describes NASA's report of the Science Alert. Spacecraft, heat shield and parachute are seen as tiny dots on the planet. The landing plots of lander engines are seen as a larger patch.
Earlier, the NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ̵
Another stunning image is a unique plot of sight structure that appears as an indicative biological form. NASA scientists believe that the structure may be "hundreds or maybe even thousands of tiny Martian tornadoes," also known as & # 39; dust devil. & # 39;
"In actual colors, streaks appear dark red," said the statement.
TGO, developed by Roscosmos of Russia and the European Space Agency is part of the ExoMars program, dedicated to the search and analysis of sources of methane and water vapor, which claims to exist in the environment of Martian .
Methane may indicate biological or seismological activity. If methane traces were discovered along with propane or ethane, this would indicate that life had existed on Mars. If methane is found to occur with sulfur dioxide, however, it would indicate the geological activity.