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Ancient waterways of Mars could unlock the secrets of the planet’s past

The European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft captured impressive images of the Holden Basin on Mars, part of an area key for the ongoing search for life on the Red Planet. The images and further investigation of the region could help reveal how water once flowed across the Martian surface.

The close-up image of the Holden Basin, captured on April 24, 2022, by March Express‘ High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), shows geological features of the former water reservoir near the almost 95-mile-wide (150 kilometers) Holden Crater.

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