A suitable place for the landing of the first manned mission to Mars could become the region Deuteronilus Mensae, which is located in the northern hemisphere of the planet. According to Tass, this area recorded a lot of ice water. Researchers do not exclude that it is extraterrestrial life can be found here.
It named the main obstacle for the flight to Mars
The radius of the area of interest to scientists is about 100 km and lies between the plains of Chryse and Utopia. The exact coordinates of the location: 39.1 degrees north latitude and 23.1 degrees east longitude.
- Here, under a thin layer of Martian dust lies pure water ice. This is the most interesting place for our research - says one of the authors of the project, James Head.
According to him, it may be here for the first time discovered extraterrestrial life.
- Believe me, it's there. The simplest level, but there is, - quotes agency the words of the scientist.
Recall, NASA wants to send astronauts to the Red Planet in 2030-ies, and a private company SpaceX announced its intention to land people there already by 2024.