Glass debris in Atacama

Atacama in Chile is the driest and oldest desert in the world.
It covers an area of ​​1.05 million square kilometers near the Pacific Ocean. Apart from the polar regions, Atacama has the lowest rainfall on earth. The Atacama Desert is used by many space agencies,

including NASA, to study the operation of Mars and lunar missions and to study surface changes. The soil in Atacama is similar to the soil on Mars, so studies are underway.

Glass fragments were discovered in this area decades ago. Atacama was found with pieces of dark green and black colored glass. The remnants of this glass are found in an area of ​​about 75 km. This includes pieces up to 50 cm in size. These pieces of glass did not appear to be flat, but rather folded and turned.

The shape was said to be due to the fact that pieces of glass on the ground surface may have been curved at some point when the grass caught fire. It has been found that in the past this area was not a desert. Therefore, the grass was most likely to catch fire and bend in the heat.

But new research suggests that it may have landed as a result of an asteroid explosion .. !!


In addition to the elements commonly found in glass, there were also the presence of certain minerals found in rock and other materials.
The minerals found in the glass were close to the structure of rocks collected from the comet Wild 2 as part of NASA’s Stardust mission.


The presence of the asteroid was thus confirmed. It was then that he began to think like a meteorite.
It is clear that the glass fragments formed by the meteorite’s were bent and split by strong winds when they entered the Earth’s surface. The pieces of glass that we see today turned into pieces with the soil of the desert ..

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