The impact of the collision was so much so that the ice under the Martian surface started melting. (Representational Image)
Huge collisions between asteroids took place on Mars, the red planet, some 11 million years ago resulting in the creation of chunks of meteorites. After blasting off from the red planet’s surface, the chunks remained suspended in the space. In 1911, these meteors finally fell on earth. The first meteor fell on Egypt and were named nakhlities. The scientists at the Glasgow University studied the rocks and in the process, they received a shed light which could be traces of life giving, liquid water on Mars.
Researchers of the University of Glasgow were of a view that the pattern of deformation in the minerals matches exactly the distribution of weathering veins that formed from the Martian fluids, reports express.co.uk.
The impact of the collision was so much so that the ice under the Martian surface started melting and the water thus formed rushed through to the newly-formed cracks in the rock.
Thus, an entire hydrothermal system was formed as a result of collision and it changed the composition of minerals in the rocks which were close to the rocks.
Other planets with underground ice might have had similar impacts in the wake of regular bombardments i.e. hydrothermal system was formed would have been formed.