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Mars was once a home to several water bodies, scientists try to find out how

March 6, 2019 7:04 PM |

Water on Mars

We all know that Mars is a cold and dry planet, however, as per a new study, there may have been water covering the planet at some point. Due to some Cosmic impact on Mars, deluge may have been triggered. In fact, scientists have been finding evidence which suggests that Mars was at one point in time covered with water bodies which even could have been oceans and seas.

Since life continues wherever on Earth where there is water, this history of water on the Red Planet raises the likelihood that Mars was once home to life. In any case, in spite of the proof for Red Planet water, researchers haven't had the capacity to make sense of how Mars could have had this water amid its initial days.

The study refers to that amid the Red Planet's early days, the sun was cooler than it is presently, and climate models previously recommended that Mars may have sufficiently needed greenhouse gases to trap enough warmth to create huge measures of precipitation.

With the use of three-dimensional global climate-model simulations which are like the ones used for simulating global warming on Earth, Martin Turbet, a planetary scientist and climatologist at the Sorbonne University in France and his researchers were able to simulate for the first time 3D, the climate change induced by the very large effects hitting Mars about 4 billion years ago.

The specialists concentrated on effects from the biggest rocks to ever hit Mars, ones in excess of 100 km over. These are sufficiently enormous to clarify the biggest craters seen on the Red Planet, are over 600-km wide.

In any case, the new discoveries don't clarify probably the most notable water-created highlights on Mars: significant valley organizes south of the equator. Impact related storms peaked near the Martian equator. Past research has likewise proposed that valley systems and the biggest basins on Mars seem to have framed at various periods in the planet's history.

Image Credit: NASA


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