Liquid water exists on Mars: NASA finding boosts hope for life on the red planet

Dark streaks stretching down the slopes of Martian... more

Dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars. Recently, planetary scientists detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Horowitz crater, corroborating their original hypothesis that the streaks are indeed formed by liquid water. AFP
1/5Dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars. Recently, planetary scientists detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Horowitz crater, corroborating their original hypothesis that the streaks are indeed formed by liquid water. AFP
Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet’s summer months, according to a new Nature Geoscience paper, published online on Monday. Reuters
2/5Scientists have found the first evidence that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet’s summer months, according to a new Nature Geoscience paper, published online on Monday. Reuters
Summary of the main points announced about the discovery of water on Mars. AFP
3/5Summary of the main points announced about the discovery of water on Mars. AFP
Dark narrow streaks called recurring slope lineae emanating out of the walls of Garni crater on Mars are seen in an image produced by Nasa, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Arizona. AFP
4/5Dark narrow streaks called recurring slope lineae emanating out of the walls of Garni crater on Mars are seen in an image produced by Nasa, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Arizona. AFP
“Our quest on Mars has been to follow the water in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we’ve long suspected,” scientists say during a press conference where Nasa announced new findings that provide the “strongest evidence yet” of salty liquid water currently existing on Mars. AFP
5/5“Our quest on Mars has been to follow the water in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we’ve long suspected,” scientists say during a press conference where Nasa announced new findings that provide the “strongest evidence yet” of salty liquid water currently existing on Mars. AFP
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