They found on Mars the remains of an ancient lake that could have been favorable for life

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The Ladon Valles region of Mars is where a group of researchers from the Planetary Society organisation claim to have discovered an old lake.

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 The discovery was made possible thanks to information and pictures from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Catherine Weitz, who oversaw this Mars study, said, "We found that the Ladon Basin region, within Margaritifer Terra

 records a long history of water flow that began relatively early in the history of Mars3.8 billion years ago and continued until about 2.5 billion years ago,

Why could there have been life

The light-toned stratified sediments visible in the photos indicate relatively modest bed tilt angles and contain clays along a 200-kilometer length, 

according to Weitz, whose team's research was published in the journal Icarus. This, according to him, is proof that there was most likely a lake in this area of Mars.

This region of the neighbouring planet's clay Given that water is a prerequisite for the production of that mineral

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it provides the rule that water should have been present for an extended period of time.

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reducing evaporation to produce other minerals, such as sulphates."

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