Young Mars Was Wet, Mineral Map Shows

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  • Aug 5 2010 10:14 AM

    MaryRose Lovgren

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.

    Partial match: "Students know the evidence from geological studies of Earth and other planets suggest that the early Earth" (Mars) "was very different from Earth today."

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In this National Geographic News article, read about new data collected from the European Mars Express Orbiter which leads scientists to believe that Mars was once a wet and warm planet. Scientists were able to create a mineralogical map of the surface of Mars and, based on mineral location, concluded that certain areas must have had massive amounts of water. Links to other stories, photos, videos and Web sites are also found on this page.

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