Water on Mars could be Attributed to volcanic eruptions

November 19, 2014 12:48 AM

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Water on Mars could be Attributed to volcanic eruptions

According to a new study, volcanic eruptions on Mars could have ignited the climate conditions that enabled liquid water to flow and pool on the Red Planet early in its history.

The study shows that the presence of water would have been episodic. Those episodes would have been common enough over the time period of 100 million to 200 million years to sculpt channels and valleys on the surface, mainly at low latitudes. Conditions also would have been sufficient to form minera...

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