NASA | Measuring Mars’ Ancient Ocean



http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/nasa-research-suggests-mars-once-had-more-water-than-earth-s-arctic-ocean/

For decades, planetary scientists have suspected that ancient Mars was a much warmer, wetter environment than it is today, but estimates of just how much water Mars has lost since its formation vary widely. Now, new isotopic measurements by researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center reveal that an ocean once covered approximately twenty percent of the Martian surface. This new picture of early Mars is considerably wetter than many previous estimates, raising the odds for the ancient habitability of the Red Planet.

This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11796

Like our videos? Subscribe to NASA’s Goddard Shorts HD podcast:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.html

Or find NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC

Or find us on Twitter:


Source

19 thoughts on “NASA | Measuring Mars’ Ancient Ocean”

  1. what amazes me is, this video published 05/03/2015 saying Mars had a vast ocean of water, low and behold just under 6 months later (on 28/09/2015) NASA confirmed that there IS water on Mars…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *