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NASA ORBITER FINDS MARTIAN ROCK RECORD WITH 10 BEATS TO THE BAR Print
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Thursday, 04 December 2008 12:41

Climate cycles persisting for millions of years on ancient Mars left a record of rhythmic patterns in thick stacks of sedimentary rock layers, revealed in three-dimensional detail by a telescopic camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The findings made with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera push climate-cycle fingerprints much earlier in Mars history than rhythms seen in Martian ice layers.

 

 

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