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2010-04-13 10:15:00

Two studies released on Monday provide increasing evidence that water exists not just on the moon, but on Mars as well. According to Reuters, one study showed that "ice deposits at least 6 feet thick can be found in some small craters on the moon" while the other "suggested that ice has recently melted and re-frozen on Mars, widening some of the characteristic gullies on its surface." The first report, written by researchers at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston and published in...

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2009-11-23 08:45:00

Findings add to evidence for ancient Martian ocean New research adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting the Red Planet once had an ocean. In a new study, scientists from Northern Illinois University and the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston used an innovative computer program to produce a new and more detailed global map of the valley networks on Mars. The findings indicate the networks are more than twice as extensive (2.3 times longer in total length) as had been previously...