Images from Lake Salda Image from Lake Salda and the white beach Image from citizens Hacettepe University Department of Geological Engineering Professor. Dr. Gökçeoğlu’s statement comes to the fore with its scientific value as well as the visuality of Lake Salda. Dr. Gökçeoğlu stated that there are strong signs that support that Jezero on Mars is very similar to Salda, “So NASA is closely interested in Lake Salda.” said.
BURDUR – Hacettepe University, Department of Geological Engineering, who is also a member of the Environmental and Natural Assets Science Board, Professor. Dr. Candan Gökçeoğlu, in his statement to the AA reporter, stated that he shared the morphological similarity of Lake Salda and Jezero Crater on Mars in his sharing from one of NASA’s social media accounts.
Gökçeoğlu, who said that NASA was said to take some samples from Mars with the “Perseverance” spacecraft, sent to space, said that this type of minerals would be understood on the planet.
Pointing out from the reflectance value of reflecting some sun rays with satellite images, Gökçeoğlu stated that it was strongly predicted that there were some carbonate minerals in the previous researches in Jezero Crater.
Gökçeoğlu said that there is a carbonate produced in biological way in Salda Lake.
Emphasizing that “algae”, called stromatolites, which are highly primitive creatures in Lake Salda, form a magnesite-type carbonate mineral, Gökçeoğlu stated that similarities were established between Jezero and Salda on Mars, with morphological and remote sensing methods.
Pointing out that “algae”, which is one of the primitive creatures, is very important in terms of creating life and atmosphere, Gökçeoğlu stated that life formation in the world developed similarly approximately 3.5-4 billion years ago.
Jezero on Mars is very similar to Salda Gökçeoğlu stated that algae activities caused the formation of atmosphere in some way by removing gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide in time:
“NASA, is Mars now like 3.5 billion years ago in the world? Is it trying to figure it out, so the specimens that the spacecraft will bring to the world about whether there are really primitive creatures’ activity there will provide a full understanding of this. The data currently available, both morphologically and mineralogically, Jezero on Mars shows that it is very similar to our Salda, there are strong signs that support this similarity. That’s why NASA is closely interested in Lake Salda. ”
Emphasizing that Salda Lake is a unique place in terms of both its visual and scientific value, Gökçeoğlu said that Salda Lake is a field that should be protected scientifically.
Emphasizing that those who are interested in the lake can take a picture from a distance, watch the view, but do not need to enter the lake excessively, Gökçeoğlu continued as follows:
“Besides, Lake Salda has the highest protection status by the state. The Special Environmental Protection Area has been declared. We should not only leave the protection activity to the state, we should do our part as an individual. I think it is beneficial for each of us to protect an area with such a scientific value as the pupil of us. As a result of the research made with samples from Mars, Salda may become a little more popular in the world in mid-2022. It is on its way to becoming a planet like 3.5 billion years younger than the world. ‘ The analysis on the samples on Mars and the formation in our Lake Salda will be the most important proof of this. This is a very important development in terms of humanity and science. . “.
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