Habitable Hotspots on Mars? Volcano Vents May Be Signs

Habitable Hotspots on Mars? Volcano Vents May Be Signs
This volcanic cone in the Nili Patera caldera on Mars has hydrothermal mineral deposits on the southern flanks and nearby terrains, hinting that it may be the most recent habitable hotspot on Mars. Two of the largest deposits are marked by arrows, and the entire field of light-toned material on the left of the cone is hydrothermal deposits.
(Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL/Brown Univ. [Full Story])

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