mercury may have glaciers where life exists scientist found evidence
This study has been published in the Planetary Science Journal. Its lead author, Alexis Rodriguez, says that this discovery related to glaciers increases our understanding of the planet Mercury. The special thing is that the evidence of glaciers found in Mercury is not made of water but of salt. Scientists think that salt glaciers may lie several miles down in the polar regions of Mercury. These may contain 'livable places'.
The study was also funded by the American space agency NASA. Recently another study said that organic materials may be present on Jupiter's moon Ganymede. Now studies related to planet Mercury are increasing the enthusiasm of scientists for the possibilities of life outside the Earth.
Life is considered impossible on Mercury
Of all the planets in our solar system, Mercury is closest to the Sun. The daytime temperature on this planet goes above 400 degrees Celsius. As night falls the temperature drops to minus 180 degrees. There is no atmosphere on the planet Mercury, that is why scientists have considered this planet impossible for life. New discoveries may change their perception.
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