Mapping the Shoreline of an Ancient Martian Ocean

3D map showing evidence of ancient Martian shoreline
Benjamin Cardenas/Penn State (Creative Commons)

“A recently released set of topography maps provides new evidence for an ancient northern ocean on Mars. The maps offer the strongest case yet that the planet once experienced sea-level rise consistent with an extended warm and wet climate, not the harsh, frozen landscape that exists today.” Press release, video, article (JGR Planets). [Universe Today]