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Volcanism Likely Triggered Flowing Liquid on Early Mars

The warmth and liquid flow on ancient Mars were probably episodic, likely to be related with brief periods of volcanic activity that spewed tons of greenhouse-inducing sulphur dioxide gas into the atmosphere, finds a new research. The work by scientists from Brown University in Rhode Island and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science suggests that periods of temperatures warm enough for ...

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NASA’s Messenger Spacecraft reveals flood volcanism similar to Earth on Mercury

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft, which has orbited Mercury,  sent some new photos and information about the planet Mercury. The data shows widespread flood volcanism similar to Earth, clearer views of Mercury’s surface, the first measurements of its elemental composition, and details about charged particles near the planet. MESSENGER, or the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft, conducted 15 laps ...

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