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Dark 'Seas' of Glass Hint at Mars' Subglacial Lakes --Hotspots for Microbial Life

The surface of Mars exhibits numerous lava flows and other signs of effusive volcanism. Although models suggest that explosive volcanism should also have produced extensive deposits, direct evidence for large-scale explosive volcanism has been scarce. A new study by Briony...
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Ancient Mars Water Flows Hint Life was Once Possible

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (2 years ago)

Ridges in impact craters on Mars appear to be fossils of cracks in the Martian surface, formed by minerals deposited by flowing water. Water flowing beneath the surface suggests life may once have been possible on Mars. Networks of ... Read Post

Recent Violent Volcanic Eruptions Found on Mercury --Clues to Geology of Exoplanets?

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

Scientists examining volcanic deposits on the surface of the planet using NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft found evidence of explosive activity as recently as a billion years ago. Previous studies of the cratering of other lava flows pla... Read Post

Mars' Vast Fields of Volcanic Glass

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

The surface of Mars exhibits numerous lava flows and other signs of effusive volcanism. Although models suggest that explosive volcanism should also have produced extensive deposits, direct evidence for large-scale explosive volcani... Read Post


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