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Salty lake, ponds may be gurgling beneath South Pole on Mars – New Zealand Herald

Scientists have identified three smaller bodies of water surrounding the lake.

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A network of salty ponds may be gurgling beneath Mars’ South Pole alongside a large underground lake, raising the prospect of tiny, swimming Martian life.
Italian scientists reported their findings today, two years after identifying what they believed to be a large buried lake. They widened their coverage area by about 320km, using even more data from a radar sounder on the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter.
In the latest study appearing in the journal Nature Astronomy, the scient…

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