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exomars landing site candidates
2014-10-02 03:00:06

Four possible landing sites are being considered for the ExoMars mission in 2018. Its rover will search for evidence of martian life, past or present.

New Study Finds That Lava Carved The Giant Valleys Of Mars
2014-05-13 07:17:31

A new study from ETH Zurich geoscientists Giovanni Leone, however, suggests that lava, rather than water or tectonic plate activity, cut the gigantic valleys into the red planet's landscape.

Chaos Causes Beauty
2014-04-11 10:57:36

Beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.

Mars Express Shows Of The Red Planet's Flood History
2013-06-06 13:39:33

The European Space Agency (ESA) said that a new image taken by its Mars Express orbiter shows off flood events that took place on the Red Planet.

3-D Image Of Buried Mars Flood Channels
2013-03-08 05:54:03

For the first time ever, new maps of the subsurface of Mars show buried channels below the surface of the planet. These channels suggest evidence of flooding on a planet that has been considered by scientists to be cold and dry for the last 2.5 billion years.

Mars Express Orbiter Snaps Image Of River-Like Formation On Surface Below
2013-01-18 16:04:26

The European Space Agency's Mars Express has offered up a high-resolution photo of a river-like structure on Mars. The spacecraft used its high-resolution stereo camera last year to snap an image of Reull Vallis on the Red Planet.

Image 1 - 'Honeycombs' And Hexacopters Help Tell Story Of Mars
2012-02-18 06:22:14

In a rough-and-tumble wonderland of plunging canyons and towering buttes, some of the still-raw bluffs are lined with soaring, six-sided stone columns so orderly and trim, they could almost pass as relics of a colossal temple.

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2010-01-04 08:05:00

Spectacular satellite images suggest that Mars was warm enough to sustain lakes three billion years ago, a period that was previously thought to be too cold and arid to sustain water on the surface.

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2009-07-24 07:25:00

The Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera imaged a region close to Ma’adim Vallis, one of the largest canyons on Mars, finding craters, lava flows and tectonic features.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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