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See pics: NASA Mars rover captures images of ancient valley carved by water

It may have been carved by flowing water, or a debris flow in which a small amount of water

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

NASA's Mars rover has beamed back images of an ancient valley that may have been carved by flowing water on the inner slope of a vast crater's rim. As NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity approached the upper end of "Perseverance Valley" in early May - the main destination of its extended mission - images from its cameras began showing parts of the area in greater resolution than what can be seen in images taken from orbit above the red planet. "The science team is really jazzed at starting to see this area up close and looking for clues to help us ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 13:41 IST
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