Mars History Uncovered

Signs of ancient ocean on Red Planet raises hopes for Martian life

Traces of ancient ocean have been discovered on Mars, raising hopes life may be discovered on the Red Planet.

Scientists used maps to find traces of an ocean in the North of the planet.

Which means there is a “higher potential” for life on Mars than previously thought.

The maps provide the strongest evidence yet that the planet once experienced sea level rises consistent...

with a warm and wet climate rather than the harsh, frozen landscape that exists today.

What immediately comes to mind as one the most significant points here is that the existence of an ocean of this size means a higher potential for life,”

Scientists have long debated whether Mars was once home to an ocean.