In last month’s update we shared findings about the Ocean’s of Mars, but questions remained. And while we there are still more questions than answers, it appears we now know where the water of the Ancients Oceans of Mars went.
Credit for this item goes to:
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
“A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere.
Scientists have been searching for answers to why this vast water supply left the surface. Details of the observations and computations appear in Thursday’s edition of Science magazine.
“Our study provides a solid estimate of how much water Mars once had, by determining how much water was lost to space,” said Geronimo Villanueva, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the new paper. “With this work, we can better understand the history of water on Mars.”” read more…