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Mars Air Once Had Moisture, New Soil Analysis Says


June 25, 2008

Martian surface A new analysis of Martian soil data--led by University of California, Berkeley geoscientists--suggests that there was once enough water in the planet's atmosphere for dew to hit the ground, leaving telltale signs of its interaction with the planet's surface. The study's conclusion breaks from the more dominant view that the liquid water that once existed during the red planet's infancy came mainly in the form of upwelling groundwater. Full Story

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