Friday, June 01, 2007

Odyssey and Caves

At the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas, NASA scientists studying pictures from the Odyssey spacecraft have spotted what they think may be seven caves on the flanks of the Arsia Mons volcano on Mars. The caves may be the only natural structures capable of protecting life from micrometeoroids, UV radiation, solar flares and high energy particles that bombard the planet's surface.