Mars climate change recorded in rocks

Patterns in sedimentary layers on Mars could be the result of cyclical climate change caused by regular variations in the tilt of the planet’s axis:


Climate on Earth is controlled by similar cyclical changes in the Earth’s orbit and axial tilt, which leads to alternating glacial and interglacial periods.

LiveScience article: Mars Wobbles Created Climate Swings

Credit: Topography: Caltech; HiRISE Images: NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona

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