Dried up ocean beds reportedly found on Mars


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<!--intro--><b>Unconfirmed report from the Sunday Times:</b> NASA scientists have discovered <a HREF="http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2000/12/03/stifgnnws01001.html">ancient sea or lake beds on the surface of Mars</a> that could once have harboured life, writes Jonathan Leake. The discovery is among the most significant concerning Mars so far, because such places are the most likely locations for fossils or other signs of past life.

<b>exosci.com:</b>NASA has called a press conference for December 7th to discuss the "most significant discovery yet" by the Mars Global Surveyor.<!--/intro-->