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Looking for signs of life on Mars: Perseverance finds a clue to search for biomarkers-BBC News

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The mission of “Perseverance” is to collect samples, which will be inspected by the research team after they are transported back to Earth to identify whether life has ever existed on Mars and whether it has left a “biological imprint.”

Latest issue“science magazinePublished the first paper of the “Perseverance” exploration results, introducing the discovery of the Mars rover in the Jezero Crater-an ancient delta-lake system and flood deposits.

Traces of ancient aquatic life are usually preserved in the sediments at the bottom of the lake.

One of the main tasks of the Perseverance is to collect samples from the sediments at the edge of the Jezero Crater, and to be transported back to Earth for the research team to investigate, to identify whether life has ever existed on Mars and whether it has left a “biological imprint.”

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BBC Science and Technology Correspondent Jonathan Amos said that the analysis confirmed that the location of the rover was once at the bottom of a large lake. There is a lake on the west side of the lake, where a meandering river flows into the lake; that should be It was 3.7 billion-3.5 billion years ago, when the climate of this red planet was much milder.

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