Mars was a habitable watery planet in the past as shown in video by NASA

Artist concept of an ancient, habitable Mars capable of supporting liquid water on its surface. (Image credit: Michael Lentz/NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab)

Main Point:

Mars would be a watery world with blue skies, according to a new video launched by NASA on Wednesday (November 13th).

Study Further:

This video animation has been produced by NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab at Goddard Space Flight Center.

“The animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared during this ancient clement period,” officials with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., wrote in a video description. “The artist’s concept is based on evidence that Mars was once very different.”

The animation starts with a time of about 4 billion years ago showing the blue sky and the clouds on the red planet but as the movie progresses, we can see the drying of the landscape and the shriveling of the clouds, and the lakes start disappearing, and the sky changes to the known dusty pink and tan color.

The video ends with the NASA’s new Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, referred to as MAVEN in orbit around the Mats. The MAVEN mission will be launched on Monday to work on the atmosphere of Mars.

Sources:

NASA Video Shows Ancient Mars as Lush, Water World – Space (http://www.space.com/23595-ancient-mars-oceans-nasa-video.html)

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