Mars Crater Once Held A Massive Lake, New Curiosity Data Suggest

December 9, 2014 2:57 PM

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Mars Crater Once Held A Massive Lake, New Curiosity Data Suggest

The new finding suggests that large, long-lasting lakes once dotted the Martian landscape, raising the possibility that the planet was once habitable.

Curiosity collected the new data on its five-mile drive to Mount Sharp, the prime destination on its mission to study Mars' climate and geography. The rover landed in Gale Crater in August 2012.

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