nov 152012
 
Meteorites Reveal Warm Water Existed on Mars

  Hydrothermal fractures around Martian impact craters may have been a habitable environment for microbial life   The study determined that water temperatures on the Red Planet ranged from 50°C to 150°C. Microbes on Earth can live in similar waters, for example in the volcanic thermal springs at Yellowstone Park, the scientists behind the research point [continue reading]

sep 102012
 
Martian Clays Have Not All Been Formed by Liquid Water

  Discovered in 2005, the clays in the southern hemisphere of Mars is often considered as a proof of the existence of liquid water on the Red Planet at a very early period of between 4.5 and 4 billion years. But the work of a French-American team led by researchers at the Institute of Chemistry [continue reading]