Sunday, December 14, 2008


Groundwater on Mars

Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

Iani Chaos on Mars, an area where Light Toned Deposits, or LTD, are known to be present.

Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

Hebes Chasma is an enclosed trough, almost 8000 m deep, in Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars, showing Light Toned Deposits. This is an area where water is believed to have flowed.

Water on Mars is old news. Learning about the details of this water will never grow out of fashion though. As on this planet, knowing the amount and behavior of ground water is a hot topic.

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