Image: public domain, http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/press/spirit/20050420a.html
- The above strikingly detailed image shows a region of Mars called
Gusev Crater. It was taken by the Mars Spirit rover in 2005.
- Mars, today, can be described as appearing similar to a harsh desert on Earth. It is indeed mostly void of liquid water – essential to all life as known on Earth.
- Yet, abundant evidence, including present-day Martian landforms, strongly suggests that, during some times in it’s extremely ancient history, Mars flowed with water over large portions of its surface – a wet world truly different than the Mars of today.
- Did life perhaps thrive in the waters of ancient Mars? Conditions may have been too salty or acidic, at least for life as known on Earth, but perhaps not.
- Mars echos, but moons in the Solar System – Europa, Titan, Enceladus – ring out, now, with the real possibility of harboring life.
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