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Sep. 27, 2012

Rover Finds Ancient Stream Bed on Mars

by Ira Flatow

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NASA's rover has discovered an ancient stream bed on Mars. (See image above.)
 
Of course the stream bed is no longer wet, but there are a number of signs for the water even before Curiosity arrived: satellite images showed evidence of water flowing down from a hillside:
 
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Most fascinating is the similarity to outcroppings on earth where water was once present to those on Mars.
 
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Cool!

 

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