Connect with us

National

Ancient Mars Had Planet-Wide Rainstorms So Intense They Breached Its Lakes – ScienceAlert

Billions of years ago, rain once fell on the Martian plain, and not always softly.

Published

on

post featured image

Billions of years ago, rain once fell on the Martian plain, and not always softly. 
New research on the Red Planet’s now-empty lakes suggests a huge amount of liquid water must have spilled from the skies roughly 3.5 to 4 billion years ago, enough to sculpt river-like channels and breach several lake basins.
“This is extremely important because 3.5 to 4 billion years ago Mars was covered with water. It had lots of rain or snowmelt to fill those channels and lakes,” says planetary scientist Gai…

Click here to view the original article.