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Fraser
2005-Sep-06, 10:57 PM
SUMMARY: NASA scientists think they've developed a strong case that liquid water created the strange gullies discovered on Mars a few years ago. These gullies might indicate underground sites of water, and could be a good place to search for life. Although Mars' environment is too cold, dry and low pressure to support liquid water, it could last a little while as it escaped from an underground reservoir. The lack of debris fields at the ends of these gullies suggests the water froze or evaporated before it reached the bottom.

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MarsArtGallery
2005-Sep-14, 03:56 PM
FYI,

Shortly after the original press release went out I posted a colorized version of both most of the full frame and a closeup of the gullies in the crater wall on my web site at:

http://www.marsartgallery.com/o_martiangully.html

The image in question was taken by the Mars Global Surveyor MOC Narrow Angle camera. The MGS MOC image id is M17-00423.


Enjoy.

Jim, http://www.marsartgallery.com