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The great flood at the gale crater on Mars suggests that life might have existed

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about 4 billion years ago there was an unimaginable flood in the gale crater on Mars equator. According to data collected by NASA's curiosity Mars probe as well as a joint analysis by scientists from Jackson State University Cornell University jet propulsion laboratory the University of Hawaii this suggests that there may be life on Mars. The study called "sediment from the gale crater flood its impact on the early climate of Mars" was published in the journal scientific reports. The

floods are likely caused by heat generated by a large meteorite impact. Heat release causes the ice on Mars to melt releasing carbon dioxide methane. The water vapor cloud formed by the condensation of water vapor created a warm humid environment on the red planet for a short time which resulted in heavy rain that could spread throughout the whole planet. This water entered the gale crater then combined with water coming down from sharp a mountain in the center of the gale crater creating a huge flash flood depositing gravel ridges in the hilly plains ridge trough belts in the striated areas.

"this is the first time that we have observed detailed sedimentological data with curiosity discovered a catastrophic flood." "In the past sediment left by a flood was not recognized by the data from the detectors" said Alberto Phelan co-author of the study

are similar to those on earth. The geological features formed under the influence of water wind have been frozen on Mars for 4 billion years. These features convey the process of shaping the planet's surface in the past. Such geological features include giant wavy features commonly known as "crests" or reverse dunes that are about 30 feet high 450 feet apart from each other.

haidari said these reverse dunes indicate a flood that flowed at the bottom of Mars's gale crater about 4 billion years ago. These floods are similar to those formed by ice melting on earth about 2 million years ago. The team of

"curiosity" rovers have confirmed that there were continuous lakes streams in ancient Gail crater. These long-sting water bodies clearly indicate that the crater its inner sharp mountain may support the survival of microorganisms. From the geological point of view early Mars was an extremely active planet. This planet has the conditions to support the presence of liquid water on the earth's surface - where there is water there is life. " So early Mars was a habitable planet

but is there anyone living on Mars? The next Rover might answer that question.


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