May’s Must-Read Journal Article: An ancient lake on Mars?

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As the Curiosity rover explores the Martian climate and geology of  Mars,  scientists are hoping to find definitive evidence that life once existed there by studying its environment.  When new data are acquired and studied, scientists make known their findings to other scientists, as well as to the public and in different venues.

Ancient Lake environment found

Lauren Edgar, PhD, a scientist at Astrogeology Science Center, and others, new findings are published in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Journal,  that contribute to answering the question of whether Mars was ever a habitable environment through the assessment of sedimentary rocks –a mirror of past environments.

Enjoy a good read and explore Lauren’s findings in A Lacustrine Paleoenvironment Recorded at Vera RubinRidge, Gale Crater: Overview of the Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Observed by the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover.