Curiosity Studies Mars Dry-out

December 29, 2014 3:13 PM

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Samples taken from two drill holes on Mars support the idea that Mars lost a whole lot of water fairly early in its history.

We know that the Red Planet had wet conditions in the first few hundred million years of its existence. Delta features splay across its surface, and there are mudstone deposits built up by sediments carried in lakes and streams.

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