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Martian pits could provide haven for life

ESA’s Mars Express has discovered a series of 'pit-chains' in the Tharsis region of Mars that could, says ESA, be tempting targets in the search for microbial life. read more
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Image of the Day: "Mars Ripped!" --A Multiple Impact Crater 78 Kilometers Long

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (3 years ago)

ESA’s Mars Express continues to provide new views of the martian surface, as in this image of a strikingly elongated crater in the southern hemisphere, south of Huygens crater. (Martian north is to the right in this image.) The crat... Read Post

Underground explosions blamed for Martian craters

Academics / Astronomy : TG Daily - Space (2 years ago)

Dramatic underground explosions, perhaps involving ice, are responsible for the pits inside these two large martian impact craters, recently imaged by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express. read more Read Post

Wired Space Photo of the Day: Exploding Ice Forms Pits in Mars Craters

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (2 years ago)

Dramatic underground explosions, perhaps involving ice, are responsible for the pits inside these two large martian impact craters, imaged by ESA’s Mars Express on 4 January. Read Post


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