Could Mars Support Life?
ESU701  Observing the Surface

Many of the landforms on Mars resemble features on Earth. It's reasonable to conclude that similar landforms are created by similar processes on both planets. On Earth, plateaus like those shown in the image on the right were formed as flowing wind and water eroded layered rock.

  !   Compare these images of the surfaces of Mars and Earth.

NASA and USGS
Surfaces of Mars (left) and Earth (right), showing similar features. The false colors in the Earth image represent elevation.

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