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Mars Express Shows Evidence Of A Glacial Past
2012-11-01 12:41:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New images from the European Space Agency´s Mars Express orbiter show evidence of the Red Planet´s glacial past and ancient waterways. The images and computer-generated perspectives depicted on the ESA´s website are focused on Nereidum Montes , a mountainous range that stretches over 700 miles. The area is known for its many gullies that some believe were created or eroded by water flow. According to ESA, the new...

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2010-10-29 13:55:00

A growing bounty of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals that the timing of new activity in one type of the enigmatic gullies on Mars implicates carbon-dioxide frost, rather than water, as the agent causing fresh flows of sand. Researchers have tracked changes in gullies on faces of sand dunes in seven locations on southern Mars. The periods when changes occurred, as determined by comparisons of before-and-after images, overlapped in all cases with the known winter build-up...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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