The Influence Of Liquid Water On Mars

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Recent evidence points to the very fine dust also being spread across the planet by water, backed up by the presence of channels and ducts across the surface of Mars. The iron within the dust reacted with oxygen, producing a red rust colour, while the sky appears red as storms carried the dust into the atmosphere. There are signs of liquid water on Mars. For years Mars has been known to have water in the form of ice. The first signs of trickling water are dark stripes or stains on crater wall and cliffs seen in satellite images. Due to Mars atmosphere this water would have to be salty to prevent it from freezing or vaporizing. Mars has a lot of flood and river channels suggesting that a long time ago liquids water flowed on Mars during a time when Mars was a warm and wet planet with a thicker atmosphere. …show more content…

One day Mars will have a ring.In the next 20-40 million years Mars’ largest moon Phobos will be torn apart by gravitational forces leading to the creation of a ring that could last up to 100 million

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