New Evidence of Water on Mars

December 14, 2014 2:01 AM

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New data sent by NASA’s Curiosity rover show sediments left by an ancient lake or several successive lakes that formed inside Gale crater more than three billion years ago. NASA scientists say that these lakes also formed Mount Sharp, the giant mountain inside the Martian crater.

Scientists say the new findings reveal that Mars was once warmer and wetter so it had plenty of lakes on its surface for tens of millions of years – a sufficient time span to let basic life forms sprout out of nothing.

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