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Volcanic Activity on Ancient Mars may have Produced Organic Life

Seeker/Discover News: 04/07/2017, Elizabeth Howell

Even a cursory look at a global map of Mars reveals how huge its volcanoes are. The famous Olympus Mons rises three times higher than Mt. Everest, and is just one of several volcanoes that adorn the Red Planet’s famous Tharsis ridge. Presumably, when these volcanoes were more actively spewing gases such as carbon monoxide and sulfur, they must have had a determining influence on the Martian atmosphere. Read more...

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