Geological Activity on Mars more recent than thought
New images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter show that geologic activity on Mars may have occurred more recent than thought. Three new studies appearing in the current issue of Nature reveal that flowing water, large glaciers and active volcanoes have scoured the planet in recent geologic times. Scientists say Mars has been geologically active in the past few million years — an eyeblink in the planet’s 4.5-billion-year history. There is also this press release from the European Space Agency.
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