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Climate cycles may explain how running water carved Mars' surface features


December 1, 2016

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Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by a buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface, according to a team of planetary scientists.Full Story

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