Equatorial Channel

Equatorial Channel

 

a strait in the southern Maldives, between Suvadiva Atoll and Fua Mulaku Island. The Equatorial Channel is 85 km wide, with depths to 2,421 m. It flows westward in winter and eastward in summer at a velocity of approximately 2 km per hour.

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Since liquid water is essential to life as we know it, this equatorial channel would be an ideal place to hunt for traces of past or present Martian life, Balme added.