What Could Have Created the Ancient Martian Rivers? Researchers created a new model for climate cycling on early Mars, aiming to explain the soil patterns that have been observed on the planet.

Water is essential for life. When searching for life in the universe, the first thing researchers do is “follow the water”. Mars is no exception. Finding evidence of water on Mars could put scientists one step closer to finding out if there is or was life on the red planet. Some exploration and reconnaissance missions sent by NASA to Mars, as old as Mariner 9 and the Viking Mission in the 70’s, have already collected evidence of water flowing on the surface, which can be observed by the formation of soil patterns (pictured to the left). On Earth, these processes … Continue reading What Could Have Created the Ancient Martian Rivers? Researchers created a new model for climate cycling on early Mars, aiming to explain the soil patterns that have been observed on the planet.