Astrogeology Science Center

New Press Release: Wet environment once existed on early Mars

2 June 2017

“Among the many studies reporting water on Mars, this mapping effort stands out for its careful and detailed examination of a particularly interesting part of Mars,” said Laszlo Kestay, USGS Astrogeology Science Center Director. “The result is compelling evidence of how abundant groundwater was in this location, providing one of the essential ingredients for life.”

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