Study Suggests Liquid Water Played a Role in Forming Recent Martian Gullies

Recent research suggests that the gullies found on Mars might have been formed by liquid water in the not-so-distant past. While the elevated locations of these gullies don’t align with our expectations of recently flowing water, a study by US scientists proposes that under specific conditions, liquid water could have caused the formation of these features as recently as 630,000 years ago. ┬áThe study also indicates that flowing water erosion better explains the Martian landscape features compared to CO2-related erosion. The findings not only have implications for understanding Mars’ geological history but also offer new perspectives on the potential for past and present life on the red planet.


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