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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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Understanding Martian scars

Academics / Astronomy : TG Daily - Space (12 months ago)

Teaser Ripped apart by tectonic forces, Hebes Chasma and its neighbouring network of canyons bear the scars of the Red Planet’s early history. ESA’s Mars Express has flown over this region of Mars on numerous occasions, but this new... Read Post

Underground explosions blamed for Martian craters

Academics / Astronomy : TG Daily - Space (last year)

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 (last year)

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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