Support Provided ByLearn More

Mars, the Red Planet, Was Once Blue

Mars once had rains, rivers, and in the northern hemisphere, a vast sea—the ingredients necessary for life.

Publish Date: Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightNova
Share
By Sukee Bennett

Much like Earth, Mars was once a water world, rich with the building blocks for life. But it didn’t last. Was there enough time for life to take hold on the Red Planet before it dried out?

Support Provided ByLearn More

Explore More

Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.