Glaciers could have sculpted Mars valleys: Study

Hindustan Times | Aug 3, 2020 at 7:36 PM
  • The question of whether ancient life could have existed on Mars centres on the water that once flowed there, but new research published Monday suggests that many of the Red Planet’s valleys were gouged by icy glaciers not rivers.
  • Nature Geoscience noted that understanding climate conditions “in the first billion years of Mars’ history is important in determining whether the planet was ever habitable”.
  • The research comes after NASA launched its latest Mars rover, Perseverance, to look for signs of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.