Seasonal Water on Mars

  • Released Saturday, October 10th, 2015
  • Updated Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 at 12:29AM

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Dark, narrow streaks on Martian slopes such as these at Hale Crater are inferred to be formed by seasonal flow of water on contemporary Mars. The streaks are roughly the length of a football field.

Dark narrow streaks, called "recurring slope lineae," emanate from the walls of Garni Crater on Mars, in this view constructed from observations by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Papers used in this visualization

Spectral evidence for hydrated salts in recurring slope lineae on Mars, doi:10.1038/ngeo2546