FUSE/MOLA: Mars Once had Oceans

  • Released Tuesday, December 4, 2001

This visualization shows how Mars might look with an ocean at -500m where the lowest point on Mars is about -8000m and the highest point is about 22000m. Data from The FUSE spacecraft and from the Mars Global Surveyor/MOLA instrument where used to support this theory.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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This page was originally published on Tuesday, December 4, 2001.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:57 PM EDT.


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