Friday, May 23, 2008

Early Mars Had Floods, Yellowstone-Like Hot Springs

Ancient Floods and Earth Changes Holds Key to Understanding Mars

Anne Minard for National Geographic News

The formation of an Idaho canyon thousands of years ago has given scientists a clearer picture of how water sculpted the surface of Mars.
The chasm in the western United States has a shape once thought to be characteristic of slower, sustained groundwater flows, but new research suggests that was carved by ancient torrential floods.
Comparable canyons on Mars may share a similarly violent history, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley say.

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