Thanks to the aerial and satellite views of the Earth, we are all familiar with how the river valleys look from above. Mars's vision highlights how many similar planets may emerge despite drastic differences.
The spacecraft of the European Space Agency Mars Express gave us an incredible view of the remnants of the Red Planet's past. Now it's dry and dusty, but we can see the remnants of a branching river valley.
ESA also generates a perspective view that makes it feel like a world-rewarding planet.
Mars Express shot the image in November 2018, and ESA shared it on Thursday, saying it showed "clear signs of past water activity." The Valley Network is located in an alpine area east of the Huygens crater and north of the pool of Ellada.
The valleys have gone through erosion over time, but similar tributaries are still easily noticeable. notes that recent research has shown that "the planet once had a thicker, denser atmosphere that is able to lock out far greater quantities of heat and therefore facilitate and support the flow of liquid water to the surface below. "
is not the first sign of long gone rivers on Mars, but that's one of the reasons why we still hope one day to find signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. Scientists also suspect that Mars hides a salt lake under its southern ice cap.
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