Antarctic Research Helps Shed Light On Climate Change On Mars

Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 10:21 in Astronomy & Space

Eroded gullies on the flanks of Martian craters may have been formed by snowmelt as recently as a few hundred thousand years ago and in sites once occupied by glaciers. Similar conditions can be found in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys. Rather than being a dead planet, the new data are consistent with dynamic climate changes on Mars.

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