Cracks on Mars Reveal a System of Ancient Lakes

The Secular Jurist

Mars once had ancient oceans. A photo of the Valles Marineris on Mars.

© NASA/ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY VIA GETTY IMAGES Mars once had ancient oceans. A photo of the Valles Marineris on Mars.

A study published Thursday confirmed that the cracks identified on Mars’ surface last year by the Curiosity rover are indeed evidence of ancient lakes that likely dried up about 3.5 billion years ago. The new study provides further evidence of what the climate on the Red Planet may have been like in its ancient past.

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