Caltech Scientists Find Evidence Of Ancient Ocean On MarsSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 13:57
Caltech Scientists Find Evidence Of Ancient Ocean On Mars
If it existed, the ocean could have covered nearly a third of the red planet and may have harbored life, researchers said.
By Samantha Tata | Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 | Updated 8:47 AM PDT
Scientists at Caltech have found the “strongest” evidence yet to suggest a massive ocean once covered much of Mars’ now-dry northern hemisphere.
Scientists estimate this huge body of water would have covered at least 100,000 square kilometers, or 38,610 square miles – 10 times the size of Los Angeles County.
The findings are far from proof, but they do provide some of the most convincing support to date, lead author Roman DiBiase said in a Caltech news release Tuesday.