Habitable Martian Environments Could Be Deep Beneath Planet's Surface

Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 12, 2010 ![][1] A new discovery of hydrothermally altered carbonate-bearing rocks on Mars points toward habitable environments deep in the Martian crust, a Planetary Science Institute researcher said. A deposit of carbonate rocks that once existed 6 km (about 4 miles) below the surface of Mars was uplifted and exposed by an ancient meteor impact, said Joseph Michalski, research scientist with PSI. The car

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