Traces of water on Mars look like the same as the drained lake on Earth.
Traces of three ancient reservoirs discovered by scientists on the surface of Mars in the area of Hellas Planitia (plain of Greece), formed in the result of a fall on the surface of the planet a large celestial body. As reported by the Internet portal Space.com citing a study published in the journal Astrobiology, the diameter of the largest of the dry lakes was as high as 77 km.
According to one of the study participants, geologist of the SETI Institute Virginia Galik, “the surface of Hellas Planitia, covered with lava and volcanic ash, cut channels hundreds of meters wide.” According to the hypothesis of the researchers, one of the reservoirs formed as a result of precipitation, the second was collecting the subsoil water, and the third probably joined the river.
Researchers have noticed signs of water on Mars look like the same as the drained lake on Earth. In particular, they found similarities between them and the lake in the territory of Washington, which was formed by the flood, and then dry. Similar geological structure to have and the areas along the Mississippi river, which for centuries were flooded when the flood as well as lakes with high salinity water in the Andes, is permanently stored in cold, dry weather.
The authors of the study do not exclude the possibility that the lakes might dwell some living organisms, if the water was warm enough.
Mars – the fourth planet from the Sun planet in the Solar system, named after the Roman God of war Mars in a slightly reddish surface color caused by high iron oxide content.
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