A picture of the layered outcrops of the West Candor Chasma taken by the Mars Global Surveyor MOC (Mars Orbiter Camera). The image has been colorized for better viewing.
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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Exciting News from the Red Planet!
News story originally written on December 19, 2000
The Mars Global Surveyor
is in orbit around Mars. I took some really important
pictures this month!
Pictures like the one to the left tell scientists that there may have been
lakes and seas on Mars a long, long time ago. Right now, we think of Mars as a bunch of dry rocks. But the pictures
that MGS took show that Mars may have been wetter and drier 3.5 billion years
ago. That means that in the past, Mars may have been more like the Earth is now.
Use your imagination to picture Mars with lakes and seas on it!
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