The Vanished Lake of Mars’ Gale Crater

Mars Gale Crater

 

Mars’ Curiosity rovers path through ancient Gale Crater indicates that Mars’s climate ‘dried out’ over the long term, on a way that still allowed for the cyclical presence of a lake, says Marion Nachon, at Texas A&M, member of a team that examined Mars’ geological terrains from Gale Crater, an immense 95-mile-wide rocky basin that is being explored with the NASA Curiosity rover since 2012 as part of the MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) mission.

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