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Mars had salt lakes that went through wet, dry phases similar to those on Earth
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Mars had salt lakes that went through wet, dry phases similar to those on Earth

Over 3 billion years ago, the lake that was present in Gale Crater underwent a drying episode possibly linked to the global drying of Mars.

Data from the Curiosity rover suggests a crater on Mars contained a lake that could support life
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Data from the Curiosity rover suggests a crater on Mars contained a lake that could support life

New data from the Curiosity rover forms the basis of a theory that the Gale crater had been home to a lake with conditions suitable for life.