Ancient Mars was more like Iceland than Idaho

celand’s basaltic terrain and cool temperatures often below 38 degrees Fahrenheit, turned out to be the closest comparison to ancient Mars. Image: Unsplash/Norris Niman

Mike Williams

Senior Media Relations Specialist, Rice University


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A river-fed sedimentary plain in Iceland resembles what might have fed Mars’ Gale Crater. Image: Michael Thorpe via Rice

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