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A new study analyzed Martian glaciers to discover that the planet had numerous ice ages.

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  • Researchers find that Mars had from six to 20 distinct ice ages over 300 to 800 million years.
  • The scientists analyzed data and high-resolution photos from Mars to reach their conclusions.
  • The study has implications for understanding the planetary history of the Red Planet.
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