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Curiosity finds an ancient oasis on Mars

9 Oct 2019, 11:05 UTC
Curiosity finds an ancient oasis on Mars NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The video above provides concise background on insights obtained so far via NASA’s Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Gale crater on Mars since 2012. Curiosity has joined other Mars explorers in providing evidence that the red planet must once have been warmer and wetter, likely with liquid water on its surface. Could life have gotten a foothold there? Maybe, and that’s part of what has scientists so intrigued. This week (October 7, 2019), Curiosity scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, announced another new study about Mars water, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Geoscience. A statement about the new work painted a vivid picture of Mars, billions of years ago:

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