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Nasa Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes

Oct 09, 2015    

Cape Canaveral: Three years after landing in a giant Martian crater, Nasa's Curiosity rover has found what scientists call proof that the basin had repeatedly filled with water, bolstering chances for life on Mars, a study published on Thursday showed.The research offered the most comprehensive picture of how Gale Crater, an ancient, 87-mile (140-km) wide impact basin, formed and left a 3-mile (5-km) mound of sediment standing on the crater floor.Early in its mission, Curiosity discovered the gravel remnants of streams and deposits from a shallow lake.The new research, published in the journal...

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