Curiosity finds ancient salty lakes on Mars

Mars from Hubble: Astronomers took advantage of a rare close approach by Mars in 2001. When the Red Planet was just 43 million miles away, Hubble snapped this picture with the WFPC2. It has a surface resolution of just 10 miles. This is the best image we’ve gotten of Mars that didn’t involve sending a robot there. There's fresh information from Curiosity on how Mars transformed from a wet world to a dry one. The new analysis shows the drying appears to have happened step-wise, rather than in a single climatic event. The post A Vanished Martian Oasis Holds Clues to How the Red Planet Dried Out appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Curiosity finds ancient salty lakes on Mars

Tue 8 Oct 19 from Cosmos Magazine

This Lake on Mars Was Drying Up 3.5 Billion Years Ago

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Discover Magazine

Curiosity rover finds an ancient oasis on Mars

If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover.

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Phys.org

A Vanished Martian Oasis Holds Clues to How the Red Planet Dried Out

Mars from Hubble: Astronomers took advantage of a rare close approach by Mars in 2001. When the Red Planet was just 43 million miles away, Hubble snapped this ...

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Extremetech

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds ‘Ancient Oasis’ on Mars

The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called "Old Soaker" may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago (via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) NASA’s ...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from Geek.com

NASA: Ancient Mars oasis could have supported life

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered evidence of an oasis on Mars more than 3 billion years ago, leaving scientists to wonder whether the Red Planet was capable of supporting life.

Tue 8 Oct 19 from FOXNews

Mars Curiosity Rover finds evidence of an ancient oasis on Mars

On its latest trek through the Gale Crater on Mars, the Curiosity Rover has discovered evidence that’s leading . scientists to believe that there was an oasis at the base of that 150-kilometer-wide ...

Mon 7 Oct 19 from TechCrunch

NASA Mars Curiosity rover finds an 'ancient oasis' - CNET

Mars transitioned from a wet environment to a desert, NASA says.

Mon 7 Oct 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Mars' vast saltwater lakes evaporated around 3.3billion years ago

Planetary scientist William Rapin of the California Institute of Technology and colleagues studied data collected from Mars' Gale crater by NASA's Curiosity rover.

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Daily Mail

Ancient Lake on Mars Turned Salty for a Spell, Curiosity Rover Finds

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover may have just captured a snapshot of the Red Planet's long-ago Great Drying.

Mon 7 Oct 19 from SPACE.com

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