Friday, November 15, 2013

NASA Video Shows Mars 4 Billion Years Ago As Lush, Verdant World

NASA has prepared a new video to illustrate its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission's investigation of dramatic climate change on Mars. Today, Mars is a cold and barren desert world, with no sign of life, at least on the surface. However, billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water – a critical ingredient for life.


The animation was created by the NASA Goddard Conceptual Image Lab.

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