MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Subject: Why were Martian Lakes / Seas so acidic?

Date: Thu Mar 1 18:41:35 2007
Posted by Richard
Grade level: undergrad School: Koolhausgames
City: Coquitlam State/Province: BC Country: Canada
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1172799695.Es

I have read that the Martian seas were so acidic that carbinates could not form.
Why did Mars end up with acidic water where as the Earth's oceans are generally
slightly basic?  If we were going to terraform Mars, would this be hard to
switch and if so how?

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