Martian … tides

credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

There is a wealth of evidence, collected over the past few decades, that suggests liquid water was abundant in the early history of Mars – one of our nearest and most studied neighbours. However, the size, evolution and duration of standing bodies of water, such as lakes, on Mars’ surface are still a matter of great debate. A recent study, using data from several spacecraft operating at Mars, paints a detailed picture of the rise and fall of standing bodies of water in a region of Mars which once hosted one of its largest lakes. … (ESA)

credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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