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Mars May Have Been 1/3 Ocean

June 14th, 2010 06:48 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

coondoggie sends in a snippet from Network World, as is his wont: “It’s possible that a huge ocean covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago, a finding likely to reignite an old argument about that amount of water on the red planet, according to a new report. The study by the University of Colorado at Boulder is the first to integrate multiple data sets of river deltas, valley networks and topography from a cadre of NASA and European Space Agency orbiting missions of Mars dating back to 2001, the researchers claim.” The National Geographic coverage of the news gives some air time to those doubtful that this study will prove definitive.

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