Mars Rover Probes Crater's Watery Past

December 11, 2014 8:00 AM

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Mars Rover Probes Crater's Watery Past

The rover's findings from the base of Mt. Sharp raise the likelihood that Mars was habitable long enough for microbial life to potentially emerge.

Mars may be pretty dry now, but that wasn't always the case, scientists say. And while much of the water the planet once had was locked up in ice or stored underground, some of it must have made its way to the surface, said Curiosity deputy project scientist Ashwin Vasavada of NASA's Jet Propulsion ...

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