A team of scientists has studied the chemical element krypton, which is found in the Martian meteorite that fell on Earth more than 200 years ago, in France in particular. The results of the study may rewrite the history of the Red Planet as it provides us with new information about the developmental stages of our neighboring celestial body.
The fact is that such volatile gases are contained in the cloud disk that forms the planetary systems, and they are part of the objects from there. An additional source of these elements is thought to be asteroids, which enrich celestial bodies with chondrites during collisions, meteorites that remain in their original form.
In the above study, the specialists claim that the results obtained by them contradict the above model of planet formation. More precisely, the primary source of volatile elements is the cloud around the star. They concluded this by observing Krypton, on the example of a meteorite known as Jassin, which gives us an idea of the internal structure of Mars.
Krypton isotopes are distinctive because their composition is different in this or that source (in the sun, in the depths of the planet). The specimens in “Jasin” are interesting because their origin is connected with the chondrites. This means that volatile gases must have entered the planet primarily from asteroids.
If this is the case, as a rule, similar elements should be contained in the atmosphere, but in the case of Mars, the composition of its aerated membrane is more in line with that of a solar cloud disk. The authors suggest that gases from the cloud may have been trapped in ice and then released into the atmosphere.
Of course this is only a potential explanation. Scientists point out that this issue needs in-depth research. Their work was published in the journal Nature.