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Home This graphic depicts paths by which carbon has been exchanged among Martian interior, surface rocks, polar caps, waters and atmosphere, and it also depicts a mechanism by which it is lost from the atmosphere. (Lance Hayashida/Caltech) This graphic depicts paths by which carbon has been exchanged among Martian interior, surface rocks, polar caps, waters and atmosphere, and it also depicts a mechanism by which it is lost from the atmosphere. (Lance Hayashida/Caltech)

This graphic depicts paths by which carbon has been exchanged among Martian interior, surface rocks, polar caps, waters and atmosphere, and it also depicts a mechanism by which it is lost from the atmosphere. (Lance Hayashida/Caltech)

This graphic depicts paths by which carbon has been exchanged among Martian interior, surface rocks, polar caps, waters and atmosphere, and it also depicts a mechanism by which it is lost from the atmosphere. (Lance Hayashida/Caltech)

This graphic depicts paths by which carbon has been exchanged among Martian interior, surface rocks, polar caps, waters and atmosphere, and it also depicts a mechanism by which it is lost from the atmosphere. (Lance Hayashida/Caltech)

This illustration depicts a lake of water partially filling Mars’ Gale Crater. It would have been filled by runoff from snow melting on the crater’s northern rim. Evidence of ancient streams, deltas, and lakes that NASA’s Curiosity rover has found in the patterns of sedimentary deposits in Gale suggests the crater held a lake like this one more than three billion years ago, filling and drying in multiple cycles over tens of millions of years. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS)
This image shows a 3D model of a carbonate molecule next to a 3D model of an oxalate molecule. The carbonate is made of a carbon atom that’s bonded with three oxygen atoms. The oxalate is made of two carbon atoms bonded with four oxygen atoms. (James Tralie/NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)