Putative “recent” lakes on Mars

I have a new article up at Universe Today about the discovery of possible lakes on Mars as recently as 3 billion years ago. I’m skeptical of the conclusion because there are a lot of uncertainties in crater age-dating on Mars, and the whole argument hangs on the discovery of small channels between pits that are supposedly due to flowing water, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

Stay tuned, I have more Universe Today articles on the way this week!

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3 Comments on “Putative “recent” lakes on Mars”

  1. BrianR Says:

    This is interesting … do you have a link to the journal article associated with this news? Or even just the citation?

    thanks!

    • Ryan Says:

      “Hesperian equatorial thermokarst lakes in Ares Vallis as evidence for transient warm conditions on Mars”, Geology, JANUARY 2010, vol. 38, p. 71-74.

  2. BrianR Says:

    how’d I miss that, I was just looking at Geology this morning, thanks.


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