Mars volcano may have been site for life

Last Updated on 28 May 2014

I have a new article published on my Across the Universe blog for The Guardian:

 

"Life on Mars could have flourished on the flanks of a giant Martian volcano in the relatively recent past

 

Geological landforms spotted on the flanks of a giant Martian volcano suggest that lakes could have existed there just 210m years ago. In geological terms, this is the recent past. On Earth at that time, the earliest dinosaurs were evolving as part of the late Triassic period.

No one is suggesting that there were dinosaurs on Mars. Instead, the researchers believe that the lakes could have been home to bacteria and other single-celled organisms. ..."

 

Read the full story here.


Written on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00 by Stuart Clark

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