By mapping minerals on the surface of Mars using the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft, scientists have discovered the three ages of Martian geological history – as reported in today’s issue of Science - and found valuable clues as to where life might have developed.You can read on over here.
The new work shows that large bodies of standing water might only have been present on Mars in the remote past, before four thousand million years ago, if they were present at all. Within half a billion years, these conditions had faded away.
Mars Express discovers possible sites for life on Mars
Posted on Monday, April 24 2006 @ 12:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ESA reports the Mars Express spacecraft uncovered possible sites for life: