Meteorites reveal warm water existed on Mars

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Hydrothermal fractures around Martian impact craters may have been a habitable environment for microbial life   Image of the Lafayette meteorite available from pressoffice@le.ac.uk New research by the University of Leicester and The Open University into evidence of water on Mars, sufficiently warm enough to support life, has been published this week in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The study determined that water temperatures on the Red Planet ranged from 50°C to 150°...

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