University of Houston via ScienceDaily Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. This confirms that some of the longest-lived volcanoes in the solar system may be found on the Red Planet.
University of Reading via Phys.org A stalagmite collected from a remote cave in the Middle East has revealed climate models may be underestimating the severity of droughts likely to hit the region in future years.
A research team led by the University of Reading traveled to Iraq to collect the stalagmite and used it to present the first ever detailed climate reconstruction for the eastern part of Middle East's most important region for agriculture – the Fertile Crescent – extending back 2,400 years.
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