The lake-bed sediments of Gale Crater on Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover (credit: NASA/JPL, California Institute of Technology)
“Yasuhiro Oba and colleagues may have found the missing link between interstellar space, planet formation and the synthesis of life through the mechanisms that resolve the ‘water paradox’ outlined by Michael Marshall.”
Mars used to be a wet world, as evidenced by rock records of lakes, rivers, and glaciers.
The most habitable region for life on Mars would have been up to several miles below its surface, likely due to subsurface melting of thick ice sheets fueled by geothermal heat, a Rutgers-led study concludes.
“Twice in the Cryogenian Period of the Neoproterozoic, glacial- and sea ice extended from both poles to the Equator, giving ‘Snowball Earth’ conditions. “
The ExoMars mission (2022) by the European Space Agency and Roscosmos will be used to explore beneath the surface for evidence of life.
The Moon will be Full on October 13th, New on October 28th.
On 2nd of June 2003 Europe launched its first voyage to another planet, Mars.
On this day 15th of July 1965 “Mariner IV” sends back 1st pictures of Mars.