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Deposits in Martian Trough Point to Complex Hydrological Past
12.15.09
 
Variation in light-toned deposits in a Martian trough This false-color image shows dozens of beds within a light-toned deposit located within a trough in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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Variations in composition of light-toned deposits in troughs on Mars suggest a diversity of water-related processes, based on analysis of observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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