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Mars’ changing habitability recorded by ancient dune fields in Gale crater – Phys.org

Understanding whether Mars was once able to support life has been a major driving force for Mars research over the past 50 years. To decipher the planet’s ancient…

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Understanding whether Mars was once able to support life has been a major driving force for Mars research over the past 50 years. To decipher the planet’s ancient climate and habitability, researchers look to the rock recorda physical record of ancient surface processes which reflect the environment and the prevailing climate at the time the rocks were deposited.
In a new paper published in JGR: Planets, researchers on the NASA-JPL Mars Science Laboratory mission used the Curiosity rover to add…

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