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New Study Finds Multiple Underground Water Reservoirs Discovered on Mars

Written by on September 29, 2020 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
New Study Finds Multiple Underground Water Reservoirs Discovered on Mars

A number of liquid bodies have been found on Mars, raising the tantalizing possibility that liquid water could exist on the Red Planet long believed to be desolate and hostile to life. #marswater

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New Evidence for Ancient Ocean on Mars Covering a Third of the Planet

Written by on February 18, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
New Evidence for Ancient Ocean on Mars Covering a Third of the Planet

Did a vast ocean once cover Mars’ northern plains? The idea has been hotly debated among scientists for the past 20 years, ever since Viking Orbiter images revealed possible ancient shorelines near the pole. Later findings even suggested that the primordial ocean—dubbed Oceanus Borealis—could have covered a third of the planet. Now a new study by Lorena Moscardelli, a geologist at the University of Texas, Austin, puts forward yet another line of evidence

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NASA Photos Show Possible Water Flows on Mars

Written by on February 11, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
NASA Photos Show Possible Water Flows on Mars

New clues are emerging about the mysterious streaks that appear on Mars’ surface during warm weather, though scientists still can’t say for sure that they’re caused by flowing water. The marks, known as recurring slope lineae (RSL), snake down some crater walls and other inclines when the mercury rises on the Red Planet. New research finds seasonal changes in iron minerals at RSL sites, suggesting that brines containing an iron antifreeze may flow there from time to time — but direct evidence of water remains elusive.

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