Mars

Le Mont Sharp, dans le Cratère Gale, photographié par le rover Curiosity. © Nasa

An explosive volcanic eruption on Mars created this rare mineral!

In 2016, the Curiosity rover found a mineral called tridymite in sediments observed inside the Gale crater in which it landed exactly 10 years ago. According to some researchers, this mineral was formed by fractional crystallization in a magmatic reservoir, before being thrown into the air during an explosive eruption to finally fall and sediment …

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