August 4, 2020

Glaciers could have sculpted Mars valleys: study

Paris (AFP) – The question of whether ancient life could have existed on Mars centres on the water that once flowed there, but new research published Monday suggests that many of the Red Planet’s valleys were gouged by icy glaciers not rivers.¬†The study in Nature Geoscience, which comes amid a flurry of new Mars missions trying to discover if the now-barren planet ever hosted life, casts doubt on a dominant theory that the planet once had a warm, wet climate with abundant liquid water that sculpted the landscape.¬†Researchers from Canada and the United States examined more than 10,000 Martian v…


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