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Scientists Observe, the Amount of Water Needed To Carve Martian Valleys

A recent research has proven that an amount of water needed to carve Martian valleys.Before this many studies had suggested the presence of the ocean, active hydrologic cycle.However, a new study led by Northern Illinois University geography professor Wei Luo calculates the amount of water needed to carve the ancient network of valleys on Mars.The scientists concluded that the Red Planet's surface was once much more watery than earlier thought.

 The satellites received the convincing evidence while orbiting Mars’ surface.  With the help of the evidence, the scientists stated that water helped shape the planet's landscape billions of years ago. However, questions have lingered over how much water actually flowed on the planet, and the ocean hypothesis has been hotly debated.The scientists stated that the new estimate of the amount of water needed to sculpt the valleys is at least one order of magnitude larger than the volume of a hypothesized ocean.


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