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Erosion Effects of Liquid Water and Volatiles in a Former Lacustrine Environment-From Gale Crater to Death Valley

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Type
Published Article
Journal
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
Publication Date
Dec 17, 2014
Volume
1
Pages
4013–4013
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

During its first two years of exploration, Curiosity rover provided strong evidence of water activity at Gale Crater on Mars. While liquid water is not commonly present on the surface of Mars, large depressions such as Gale Crater hold evidence that water was collected in impact craters on Mars in the distant past. Specific features such as alluvial fans, inverted riverbeds, moat areas, and sedimentary formations, demonstrate strong water activity on low elevation regions of Mars. While surface water (gradually) disappeared as ...

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