Study: Mars may still be capable of geological activity

03/7/2013 | National Geographic News

New evidence shows that the Marte Vallis river channel on Mars experienced a relatively recent megaflood and lava from a volcanic eruption, suggesting that the red planet is still capable of being geologically active, according to a study published in the journal Science. "Mars is certainly very cold and dry today, but even now it remains dynamic and certainly is not dead," said study co-author Gareth Morgan. "There are huge reservoirs of ice beneath the surface and we don't really know much about its relationship with the surface."

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