View Full Version : Discussion: Ancient Floods on Mars

2005-Jun-01, 04:43 PM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft took this image of an ancient outflow channel in the Ares Vallis region of Mars. This immense channel is 1400 km (870 miles) long, and eventually empties into Chryse Planitia; where the Mars Pathfinder mission landed in 1997. The bumpy "islands" are individual blocks of rocks and hills that were harder for the rushing water to weather down, so they remain in the channel.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/ancient_floods_mars.html)

What do you think about this story? Post your comments below.

2005-Jun-01, 07:21 PM
the enlarged pic is really amazing.
specially if you save it and then use the zoom tool
its almost like you are there

2005-Jun-02, 03:05 AM
I believe there was life on the surface of Mars once. What kind of life? Bacterium, Vegatation...

Is there still life on Mars? Possibly... Could be way beneath the planets crust.

Eric Vaxxine
2005-Jun-02, 12:56 PM
There is quite a lot about possible life on Mars at:


The last report talks about possible subsurface life surfacing.

2005-Jun-03, 06:22 PM
Wow, am I ever rusty! Things that I think the explanation says are hills or rises, instead look like depressions, even craters, to me. What is described as looking like evidence of a "flood" makes me think water but see little but possible alluvial fans from a volcanic outflow. :huh: