Ancient Mars Had Long-Lasting Lakes, Boosting Chances for Life

October 8, 2015 6:17 PM

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Ancient Mars Had Long-Lasting Lakes, Boosting Chances for Life

Illustration depicting a lake of fresh water partially filling Mars' Gale Crater. Gale hosted a series of such lakes that each persisted for hundreds to tens of thousands of years at a time, a new study suggests.

Ancient Mars harbored long-lasting lakes, boosting the odds that life could have existed on the Red Planet billions of years ago, a new study suggests.

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