|Lyot Crater in the lowlands of Mars |
with exposures (stars) of hydrated minerals
detected from orbit.
As Vardiman explains, the new results mean that scientists now believe that the water on Mars was global, and not just confined to the southern part of the planet. They believe that a catastrophe or series of catastrophes removed the water from the surface of Mars.
The Bible describes the catastrophe that unleashed a Global Flood on Earth in the days of Noah. It is amazing that mainstream scientists "believe" in catastrophic floods on Mars, but categorically refuse to even consider the idea for Earth, even when our planet's surface is mostly covered by water!!
Vardiman's view is that these geological features on Mars were probably formed at the time of the Genesis Flood on Earth. If so, this would broaden the impact of the Flood to beyond Earth and other parts of the Solar System. God's mighty hand of judgement is on display, even on Mars...
Carter, J., F. Poulet, J.-P. Bibring, and S. Murchie. 2010. Detection of Hydrated Silicates in Crustal Outcrops in the Northern Plains of Mars. Science. 328 (5986): 1682-1686.