Crater was named on April 24, 2015

NASA’s announcement on Monday that there are traces of water on Mars excited the scientific community, as well as space observers, making the prospects of life on the planet even more plausible.

It turns out that one of the craters, in which water was detected on the planet was named after the city of Garni in Armenia. NASA and the US Geological Survey named the crater on April 24 of this year.

In June, 2001, NASA opened a space museum in Garni and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Garni Institute of Armenia to work on joint projects. The exhibit was dedicated to the 1700th anniversary of Armenia’s adoption of Christianity as a state religion.

There were several Armenian-Americans working on the Mars Rover project at NASA.

Read NASA’s announcement about discovery of water on Mars.

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