5 January 2010
Putative "recent" lakes on Mars
Posted by Ryan Anderson
I have a new article up at Universe Today about the discovery of possible lakes on Mars as recently as 3 billion years ago. I’m skeptical of the conclusion because there are a lot of uncertainties in crater age-dating on Mars, and the whole argument hangs on the discovery of small channels between pits that are supposedly due to flowing water, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
Stay tuned, I have more Universe Today articles on the way this week!
This is interesting … do you have a link to the journal article associated with this news? Or even just the citation?
“Hesperian equatorial thermokarst lakes in Ares Vallis as evidence for transient warm conditions on Mars”, Geology, JANUARY 2010, vol. 38, p. 71-74.
how’d I miss that, I was just looking at Geology this morning, thanks.