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Fossilized Rivers on Mars Suggest Planet Was Warm and Wet in the Past (Video)

A new study out of the U.K. has found evidence that large rivers once flowed in the Arabia Terra section of Mars, indicating that the planet could have been ‘warm and wet’ around 4 billion years ago. (AOL Screenshot)
A new study out of the U.K. has found evidence that large rivers once flowed in the Arabia Terra section of Mars, indicating that the planet could have been ‘warm and wet’ around 4 billion years ago. (AOL Screenshot)

New research adds evidence that liquid water once existed on Mars. In fact, according to a news release issued by University College London, the recently...




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