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Caving on Mars

Caving on Mars

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, December 31, 2018/Categories: natural history, video, space science, sustainability, environment, adventure

                        Martian Cave Openings (credit: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)

Mars has underground cave systems created by lava tubes. They represent suitable habitat for human explorers, resources for liquid water, and the chance to discover if there is extant life on Mars. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, operated by the JPL and the University of Arizona, has photgraphed numerous cave openings on the flanks of Martian volcanoes.

An award-winning video from students at University of Leeds in the UK describes the compelling opportunities for living underground on Mars.

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