Possibility of Water in Mars' History Grows with Volcanic-Heating Theory

November 19, 2014 1:53 AM

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Volcanoes may have once been active on Mars, possibly warming the planet enough for liquid water to exist on the Martian surface for a short period of time.

Mars currently exhibits lake beds, dry river channels, and lake basins that provide evidence liquid water likely once flowed across the surface of the Red Planet. Investigation of the role of vulcanism on Martian geology may provide additional evidence for ancient water on Mars.

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