INTERNATIONAL: Liquid water exists on Mars, boosting hopes for life there, NASA says

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100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water.

100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water.

CNN – Potentially life-giving water still flows across the ancient surface of Mars from time to time, NASA scientists said Monday in revealing a potential breakthrough in both the search for life beyond Earth and human hopes to one day travel there.

While the discovery doesn’t by itself offer evidence of life on Mars, either past or present, it does boost hopes that the harsh landscape still offers some refuge for microbes to cling to existence.

“The existence of liquid water, even if it is super salty briny water, gives the possibility that if there’s life on Mars, that we have a way to describe how it might survive,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA.

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2 comments

  1. So the next frontier for the bottled water business in on Mars. How about some genuine Martian alien water? It is therefore not a bluff if I tell my woman that I will do anything for her including getting water from Mars!

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  2. Am sure there is ... why not lets find another planet for us to go destroy why not

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