For generations, Mars has been a planet steeped in mystery.
Now, NASA scientists have revealed the red planet’s biggest secret yet: liquid water.
Images from a high resolution camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal dark streaks that come and go as the Martian seasons change.
“Our findings strongly suggest that these recurring slope lineae are formed by liquid water on present day Mars,” explains NASA’s Mary Beth Wilhelm.
Using an instrument that identifies types of molecules by which colors of light they absorb, scientists found evidence of hydrated salt on mars.
“The existence of liquid water, even if it’s super salty briny water, gives us the possibility that if there is life on Mars, that we have a way to describe how it might survive,” says NASA’s John Grunsfeld.
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